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Is an Assault at Work Compensable Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Statute?

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Generally speaking, a person who is assaulted at work to receive workers’ compensation benefits must show that the assault is related to the employment relationship and not from a purely personal relationship. If the assault arises out of a clearly personal dispute, the injured employee may be barred from obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. The injured… Continue Reading

Workers’ Compensation: 5 Most Common Injuries

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According to the Insurance Journal, the five most common Workers’ Compensation claim injuries include: Strains and sprains (30%) Cuts or punctures (19%) Contusions (12%) Inflammation (5%) Fractures (5%)” The Department of Labor also lists strains and sprains as the top workplace injury. Many of these injuries take place while working in traditional blue collar jobs…. Continue Reading

Think You Are Entitled to a Second Opinion Under NJ Workers’ Comp? Think Again

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When an injury occurs on the job, you are usually covered under the workers’ compensation insurance policy paid for by your employer. You are also typically required to visit a physician selected by the insurance company to assess your condition and get treatment. But what if you don’t agree with the doctor’s assessment or treatment… Continue Reading

Medical Treatment and Light Duty Issues in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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Sometimes, injured workers have questions regarding authorized or unauthorized medical care. N.J.S.A. 34:15-15 of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act provides that, “The employer shall furnish to the injured worker such medical, surgical, and other treatment, and hospital service as shall be necessary to cure and relieve the worker of the effects of the injury.”… Continue Reading