Who is Eligible for Worker’s Compensation in New Jersey?
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State laws require employers to obtain Worker’s compensation insurance or receive approved self-insurance to protect their employees from harm. Worker’s compensation offers benefits to those injured on the job and those who develop occupational diseases, regardless of who is at fault. If you were injured while preforming a work-related task, you may seek compensation for the permanent disability resulting from the accident.
At Levinson Axelrod, we have certified Worker’s compensation specialists who have extensive experience and knowledge in the subject. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our New Jersey firm has over 75 years of experience assisting clients and informing them of their rights.
If you were injured at work, contact our New Jersey Worker’s compensation attorneys at (732) 440-3089 today!
Who is Eligible for Worker’s Compensation?
To be eligible for Worker’s compensation, you must be injured during the course of your employment.
An employee is eligible for Worker’s compensation regardless of if they work full-time or part-time. You do not have to be employed for any specific length of time. However, independent contractors, consultants, and freelancers are not eligible for Worker’s compensation, unless they have obtained their own policy.
Work-related injuries can include:
- Getting into an accident when you go to pick up office supplies or some other task off premises for the employer
- Sustaining an injury while on performing a task on your company’s premises
- Injuries caused by the work
- Occupational exposures or stresses in the course of work
- Coming and going on the company property
The injury must have happened because of a task related to work. If you suffer an injury outside of work or job-related tasks, you will not qualify for Worker’s compensation. Additionally, it does not matter who is at fault for the work-related accident. However, if you knowingly committed an act to get hurt, you will not be eligible for compensation.