If you are hurt while working in New Jersey, you have a right to seek benefits through the state's workers' compensation program. But what if you are injured in a car accident while on the job? Are you limited to the benefits available through a work comp claim? Not necessarily.
RECOVERING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE IN NEW JERSEY
In addition to coverage for traumatic events or accidents, as well as repetitive stress injuries, the New Jersey workers' compensation laws allow workers to seek benefits when they have contracted a disease or illness because of exposure to toxic substances or other harmful conditions at work. Frequently, the cause of such an injury is exposure to chemicals, either in the manufacturing process, or from by-products. This blog post provides an overview of the types of claims that may be the basis of an occupational disease claim in New Jersey.