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Workers' Compensation Archives

Permanent disability benefits offered in New Jersey

In most cases, workers' compensation benefits in this state help New Jersey workers who get hurt on the job stay on their feet financially while they get back on their feet physically. In other words, workers' compensation covers an injured employee's medical bills and will also cover a portion of their lost wages.

Is there any injury I cannot get workers' compensation for?

Camden County, New Jersey residents can rest assured that if they suffer a workplace injury, they will in the vast majority of cases be able to get workers' compensation benefits that will help them cover their lost wages and medical expenses.

More on third-party liability claims in work-related injuries

A previous post on this blog talked briefly about how New Jersey law works when it comes to work-related injuries. Basically, an employee in Camden County, under New Jersey law, trades his or her right to sue his or her employer for negligence in exchange for the employer providing workers' compensation benefits which cover medical bills, lost income, and certain other expenses on a no-fault basis.

The 2 basic types of repetitive motion injuries

A repetitive motion injury can affect almost any part of a Camden, New Jersey worker's body and can strike a person in almost any type of occupation, including those who work in an office environment. For instance, many New Jersey residents have probably heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a type of repetitive motion injury that can affect someone who types all day.

The interplay between workers' compensation and disability

Previous posts here have noted that workers in Camden County, New Jersey, who get hurt on the job are usually able to get financial help for medical bills and lost income through New Jersey's workers' compensation system. However, these benefits sometimes do not cover the full extent of a person's losses and, in some situations, do not even adequately compensate a person for lost income.

The most dangerous jobs in terms of workplace accidents

When residents of Camden County, New Jersey, think of workplace accidents and different types of professions, they may at first picture a construction worker or someone who works in a factory. Indeed, these jobs are dangerous, and the New Jersey residents who work these jobs need to be able to count on workers' compensation benefits when they get hurt at work.

Common types of workers' compensation disputes

Suffering an injury while on the job is often the starting point for much confusion for New Jersey workers. The workers' compensation system can be highly frustrating to navigate on one's own, especially if a dispute arises. What are some of the common types of workers' compensation disputes that can occur between a worker and an employer?