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While the number of employees who had to take time off work after getting injured on the job dropped last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people who get hurt badly enough to qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits is alarmingly high. Injuries cross all sector boundaries, although some types of work are obviously more dangerous than others. If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, you are legally entitled to file for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Regardless of who was at fault for your injury, your workers’ comp benefits can cover the cost of your medical treatment and provide you with replacement pay while you are out of work recovering and under a doctor’s care. If your family member was killed in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to death benefits. The NJ Workers’ Compensation System is complex. Speak to a knowledgeable New Jersey workplace accident lawyer at Team Law who will stand up to and deal with insurance companies on your behalf and make sure you get all the benefits you are entitled to receive.
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The median rate of injury, across all occupations, has hovered around 100 injuries per 10,000 workers in the United States for several years. However, the US Department of Labor reports some occupations had rates greater than 375 cases per 10,000 full-time workers. These include:
Other occupations with the highest number of workplace accidents include:
Every type of job has its pros and cons; some pay better, some are more interesting than others. All job sectors come with an inherent risk of injury for workers. Simply put: accidents happen. Of course, any workplace injury, regardless of what type of work you do, makes you eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey. Here are some common injuries categorized by profession:
New Jersey law requires your employer to carry Workers’ Comp insurance on your behalf just in you get injured on the job. However, the law doesn’t dictate the quality of medical care you will receive, nor does it guarantee you smooth sailing with the insurance company. In fact, historically, Workers’ Comp insurance companies want to pay you the least they can and get you back on the job as soon as possible.
If you get injured at work, Team Law will go to work for you. Call a qualified New Jersey workplace accident lawyer at Team Law today for a free consultation about your case. You can also talk to one of our experienced attorneys about the possibility of a third party claim if someone other than your employer is to blame for your on-the-job injuries. Fill out our convenient online contact form to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations. We will listen to your situation and determine the best strategy for helping you obtain the maximum compensation for your injury.
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