More people in New Jersey and across the country are telecommuting for their jobs. The ability to work from home or anywhere in the world is a wonderful thing. But what happens when a telecommuter suffers a work-related injury or illness? Is he or she able to file a work comp claim?
The state of New Jersey does allow the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. However, it is a treatment that work comp insurance has refused to cover, until recently. In Dec. 2016, a judge ruled in favor a man who wished to use cannabis following a work injury.
A tragic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike claimed the life of a semi driver. This accident occurred the evening of Dec. 20, in Burlington County. The surviving family members of the victim may be able to access work comp death benefits in order to help them during this difficult time. They may also be entitled to pursue civil claims against the individual believed responsible for the wreck.
Law enforcement authorities in New Jersey are currently investigating a crash that took the life of a young state trooper. As he was on-the-job at the time of his death, his new bride may be able to access work comp death benefits to help her handle the economic challenges that are likely to present due to the loss of life. She may also file civil claims against the estate of the driver believed responsible for her husband's untimely death.
Two individuals in another state were injured on the job when a tanker exploded. As this incident is believed to have been preventable, the company has been cited for its role in the event. Whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, when a work injury occurs the injured may have the right to utilize workers' compensation benefits to assist during the recovery process. One may also file third-party claims against those believed responsible for one's injuries in an effort to seek further compensation.
A police officer in New Jersey was injured recently while attempting to rescue two individuals after they were involved in what turned out to be a fatal auto accident. This tragic event occurred in Union County, on Oct. 15. As the injuries occurred while the officer was on-duty, he or she may file to receive work comp benefits to assist in the recovery process.
On Friday, Aug. 12, a multi-vehicle car crash between an ambulance, a car and a semi-trailer in New Jersey resulted in four emergency medical responders being injured. These individuals were all inside the ambulance when the wreck occurred. It is believed that they were en route to a mutual aid call and that no patients were in the vehicle. As this incident occurred while these individuals were on the job, they may be entitled to utilize work comp benefits to aid in their recoveries.
While every job involves some level of stress, there are certain fields in which employees are exposed to things that are unimaginable to most people. Responding to or witnessing traumatic events can take a serious toll on one's mental and physical health. For employees in New Jersey who have been negatively affected by traumatic incident stress while on the job, workers' compensation benefits may be utilized in order to obtain any necessary medical and psychological care.
Most employers in New Jersey and across the country are required by law to supply insurance for potential work-related injuries, disabilities and deaths. If you have been injured while on-the-job, or if you have lost a loved one, these workers' compensation benefits can be extremely valuable when it comes to you receiving the medical and/or financial care you and your family need. Unfortunately, some may struggle receiving the full benefit to which they are entitled.
A UPS driver in New Jersey was recently injured after his delivery truck was struck by a dump truck. This incident reportedly occurred in Cedar Grove on May 5. As this incident occurred while the delivery driver was on the job, this is considered a work injury, one for which the victim may utilize workers' compensation benefits for medical care and recovery costs.