I got hurt back in 2013 started with my back fell out of a truck that was to big for the lift we had told my boss that he said put it on or go home well I got hurt but what I"m trying to say is nj workers comp sucks d__k in this state the laws benefit the insurance company they get to make up the rules as they go along you go to court judge makes rules and they ignore them with no consequnses so between the government and law makers this state sucks for the poor people that get hurt I could go on for hours about this but just venting went to court in September a they still wont pay as ordered
Sorry to hear what your going through but it sounds like you need a better lawyer to me. I got paid for years of township neglect of making me do my job without proper equipment. This caused Bi lateral hip replacement and 2 lower herniated disks. My lawyer proved that they were neglect for making me do my job for years after me telling them that lifting pilings and other large beams by hand not with a machine were causing my problems. After my lawyer presented my case they were quick to want to settle. She had no problem getting them to pay.