I was in an accident at work. I know my employer must provide me with medical treatment but in my fall I broke my eyeglasses and dentures. Is my employer responsible for those too?
The answer is yes. Under section 12.7 of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act an employer is responsible for prosthetic devices, hearing aids, artificial members, dental appliances and eyeglasses. The employer’s responsibility is to repair or replace the damaged articles, or to pay the cost or value of the damaged articles. This is in addition to payments of compensation for the injuries sustained in the accident. Of course every case is unique, and an employer may not always make prompt payment.
A person with these issues should always consult a Workers’ Compensation attorney such as those here in the Stark & Stark Marlton, New Jersey office. Our attorneys are always ready to assist injured workers in these matters.