Guidance and Resources for Insurance Carriers

Welcome to our Orthopedics Practice Workers’ Compensation Guide! This resource is designed to provide you with an informative overview of workers’ compensation concerning orthopedic injuries. It is essential to recognize that this guide serves as general information and does not replace professional advice.

For more specific details tailored to your situation, we recommend visiting the official workers’ compensation portal. This portal is a reliable source for the latest regulations, forms, and additional resources, ensuring you access the most current and accurate information. Your well-being is our utmost priority, and we trust this guide will serve as a helpful starting point for understanding workers’ compensation in the context of orthopedic care.


Legal Obligation for Designation of Contact Person

New Jersey’s workers’ compensation laws mandate that insurance carriers and self-insurers appoint an individual capable of investigating and addressing matters related to medical and temporary disability benefits. This requirement applies in cases where no claim petition has been filed or when a claim petition remains unanswered. Noncompliance with this regulation incurs a daily fine of $2,500, payable to the Second Injury Fund.

Compliance Procedure and Form Submission

To fulfill this legal obligation, kindly fill out and submit the provided form. It’s essential to complete this new form, even if similar information was previously furnished to the Division.


On June 17, 2019, Governor Philip Murphy enacted Senate Bill S1967 (N.J.S.A. 34:15-95.6), introducing additional benefits for the families of public safety workers. According to this recent legislation, every insurance carrier and self-insured employer tasked with disbursing workers’ compensation death benefits to dependents of public safety workers is mandated to furnish the identities, along with current mailing addresses, of these dependents to the N.J.


Supplemental benefits 

Division of Workers’ Compensation – Office of Special Compensation Funds. This information, along with a copy of the formal award detailing dependency benefits and the computation of supplemental benefits payable by the Second Injury Fund, must be submitted no later than the 60th day following the determination that the disbursement of supplemental benefits to these dependents is obligatory as per this law.