What can I do if my employer refuses to report my workplace injury?

If you have been hurt on the job in New Jersey, it is important that you inform your employer of this injury as soon as possible. With some minor exceptions, to be covered under workers’ compensation laws, you may be required to go to the doctor’s chosen by your employer or their insurance company. In some unfortunate situations, the employer may fail to report your workplace injury to their insurance company. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a number of ways you can remedy it and continue with your workers’ compensation claim.

In the event that your employer refuses to report your injury, you should contact the employer’s insurance company and inform them that you have been injured. If you are unsure of who your employer’s insurance company is, it should be visibly posted in the workplace. If you are still unsure of who the insurance company of your employer is, you should contact the New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau. In addition, you may also want to consider filing a claim with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation to inform them that you have been injured and that your employer refuses to report your injury.

If you have informed your employer about a work-related injury and they refuse to report it to the insurance company, you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at our firm who can provide you with assistance.