For those employed in a variety of occupations, different hazards are present on the job. For example, construction workers in Cherry Hill and other parts of New Jersey may suffer an injury after falling, being struck by an object or electrocuted. In office spaces, wet floors may cause a worker to slip and sustain an injury, while repetitive stress could leave an employee unable to carry out their job responsibilities. Regardless of the field you work in, it is vital to watch out for potential risks and you may want to realize just how widespread work injuries are.
You should also be aware that New Jersey Workers' Compensation is a no-fault statute. Therefore, even if the employee was at fault for his or her injury they are still entitled to full benefits. There are only few exceptions to this rule which can be explained to you by our attorney.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers in the private sector reported that roughly 2.9 million illnesses and injuries occurred at work over the course of 2015 (this number only accounts for non-fatal illnesses and injuries). Fortunately, 48,000 less non-fatal illnesses and injuries were reported during 2015 in comparison to the year before, but a devastating number of workers still sustained injuries which, in some cases, likely interrupted workers' lives.
While workplace accidents can create all sorts of problems for employees, they can also interfere with the lives of injured workers' family members. As a result, it is essential for you to go over any of your options if you have suffered an injury while carrying out your job duties. Depending on the details of your case, workers' compensation could be a resource that you should look into. From help with your medical expenses to job training and monetary assistance, these benefits have been essential for many work accident victims.