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Why Should I Hire a Workers Compensation Attorney?

If you’re seriously injured at work, it can be a double blow to your finances and personal life. Not only are you going to be out of commission for a while, thereby likely losing a  significant portion of your income, but you also have more expenses to think about. Medical bills can pile up fast and become overwhelming. However, there are options available to help you through this difficult time. What is Workers Compensation? Workers compensation insurance is a requirement of all New Jersey businesses, regardless of size.  It will cover medical bills along with some of the lost wages if you’re injured at work. Who is at fault is not important in these claims, you will be covered regardless, but if you have workers comp, your employer cannot be sued for your injuries. So, while bills and partial wages will be covered, that is the extent of it. You…
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Five Most Important Things You Should Know About NJ Workers’ Comp

Workers’ compensation is designed to help you get what you need after being injured at work more quickly than you might through common-law channels. If you are injured while on the job, here are five of the most important things you should know about NJ workers’ comp. Five Things You Need to Know About NJ Workers’ Comp Make sure you report the illness or injury soon. You generally have to report your injury within 24 hours of finding out about it. Go to the HR department at your business to report anything your doctor says was caused by your work. Keep records of everything regarding your injury. Be sure that your medical records are thorough. Those records should detail everything about your illness or injury and every part of your body that it has affected. Don’t believe your employers if they say you are exempt from workers’ comp, because the…
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What Are My Workplace Safety Rights Under OSHA?

Federal law holds your employers to the highest standards of workplace safety. They are required to provide you with a workplace that has no safety violations or other hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) was created for your protection, and is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of work safety regulations. Workplace Safety Rights Under OSHA Your rights to a safe working environment include: Being provided with safety gear, including eye protection, gloves, safety harnesses, etc. Proper training in a language which you understand Working with machines that have been inspected for safety Protection from toxic chemicals and mold The ability to request a jobsite inspection by OSHA, and talk with an inspector Reporting workplace injury, and getting copies of relevant medical records Access to the workplace illness, injury and wrongful death records Access to results of work safety tests done to find potential hazards Under federal law,…
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