Guidance and Resources for Insurance Carriers

Welcome to our Orthopedics Practice Workers’ Compensation Guide! This comprehensive resource has been created to provide you with a helpful overview of workers’ compensation in relation to orthopedic injuries. While we strive to offer valuable insights and guidance, it is important to note that this guide is not a substitute for professional advice.

For more detailed and specific information tailored to your unique situation, we encourage you to visit the official workers’ compensation portal. This portal serves as a reliable source for the latest regulations, forms, and additional resources, ensuring you have access to the most up-to-date and accurate information. Your well-being is our top priority, and we hope this guide serves as a useful starting point for your understanding of workers’ compensation within the realm of orthopedic care.

Guidance and Resources for Insurance Carriers

New Jersey workers’ compensation law mandates that all insurance carriers and self-insurers designate an individual capable of addressing issues related to medical and temporary disability benefits in cases where no claim petition has been filed or when a claim petition remains unanswered. Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in a daily fine of $2,500 for each day of noncompliance, payable to the Second Injury Fund.

To comply with this law, please fill out and submit this form. Completion of this new form is necessary, even if this information has been provided to the Division in the past.


On June 17, 2019, Governor Philip Murphy enacted Senate Bill S1967 (N.J.S.A. 34:15-95.6), which grants supplementary benefits to the dependents of public safety workers. According to this new law, all insurance carriers and self-insured employers responsible for disbursing workers’ compensation death benefits to dependents of public safety workers must furnish the N.J. Division of Workers’ Compensation – Office of Special Compensation Funds with the identities, including current mailing addresses, of these dependents. Additionally, they must provide a copy of the formal award of dependency benefits and the calculation of supplemental benefits to be paid by the Second Injury Fund. This must be done no later than the 60th day after determining the need for supplemental benefits for these dependents under this legislation.