Middlesex County Workers’ Compensation Court
Available 24 Hours a Day. 7 Days a Week
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles work-related personal injury matters in Workers’ Compensation Courts throughout New Jersey. Our attorneys specialize in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. John C. Rodriguez has over 12 years of experience handling workers’ compensation cases. Jon M. Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years handling personal injury matters.
In New Jersey, workers’ compensation is not based on liability or fault. An employee who is injured at work may be entitled to compensation for simply being injured while at work. Therefore, even an act of God is generally not a defense. Common examples of workers’ compensation cases include:
The Court that handles your workers’ compensation case depends on where you reside. For example, if you reside in New Brunswick, Edison, or Woodbridge, your case will be handled by the Workers’ Compensation Court for Middlesex County. If you do not reside in New Jersey and you were injured at work in Middlesex County, the Workers’ Compensation Court for Middlesex County will also preside over your case.
506 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-3502
Head Clerk: Juanelle Harper ([email protected])
Hon. Virginia Dietrich (Supervising Judge)
Hon. Watson Berich
Hon. Arcides Cruz
In every workers’ compensation case in New Jersey, certain benefits are available. These benefits may include temporary benefits, permanent disability benefits, medical benefits, or dependency benefits.
A worker disabled for 7 days or more may be eligible to receive temporary benefits amounting to 70% of his or her weekly wage. These benefits may not exceed 75% or fall below 20% of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage. Temporary benefits are given to a worker while he or she is receiving medical care for the work-related injury. Temporary benefits conclude when treatment ends.
In New Jersey, a work-related accident may result in permanent total disability. A permanent total disability is an injury that prevents you from ever returning to work. For example, a truck driver who loses his vision as a result of a work-related injury would never be able to return to work and, therefore, may be entitled to permanent total disability benefits.
A permanent disability may also result in a permanent partial disability. A permanent partial disability occurs when a worker is able to return to work with some difficulty. For example, a data-entry clerk who injures her hip on the job may still be able to work with her injury and would, therefore, be eligible to receive only permanent partial disability benefits.
In New Jersey, a person injured at work may be entitled to receive medical benefits. These benefits allow an injured worker to receive all necessary and reasonable medical treatment related to the work injury. The employer decides the physician that will treat the employee.
In New Jersey, dependency benefits are usually available to members of a deceased’s household, which may include children or the surviving spouse. Any dependents of the deceased worker not part of the household must prove actual dependency.
Payments based on dependency benefits are handled like temporary benefits. The weekly payments are equal to 70% of the workers weekly wage at the time of death. However, the maximum benefit amount is established by the Commissioner of Labor. The payments are divided between dependents.
If you have been injured while at work, we may be able to assist you in your workers’ compensation claim. Our firm handles falls, car accidents, and products liability cases for injured workers throughout Middlesex County. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.
You can reach us 24 hours a day: (908) 322-7000. Contact us anytime to schedule a free initial consultation about your case.