Once an accident is reported to an employer, they should notify their insurance carrier immediately so that a First Report of Injury can be filed with the State of New Jersey.
The employer’s WC insurance carrier will evaluate the claim and determine if it’s compensable under the WC law. They will contact the injured worker, the employer and the medical provider to make this assessment. If the claim is accepted, they will direct the injured worker to an authorized medical provider for treatment. If time out of work extends beyond 7 days, they will also provide the injured worker temporary disability benefits during the period of rehabilitation.
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Within 26 weeks after the worker returns to work or reaches maximum medical improvement, the insurance carrier is required to submit another form to the Division called the Subsequent Report of Injury. A copy of this form is sent to the worker for their review.