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Occupational Exposure, Illnesses & Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is insurance offered by employers to financially care for employees who have been injured or become ill. These occupational injuries and illnesses must have originated as a direct result of work-related activities.

Occupational diseases are compensable just like injuries are; however, it can be more difficult to prove their origin. Often, they arise from “invisible” dangers in the workplace, such as exposure to toxic substances, carcinogens, and certain illnesses or viruses. Occupational disease may also be caused by repetitive work movements, demanding labor and extreme volume, or noisy work environments. If not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, occupational illnesses can pose life-threatening risks.

Have questions about workplace exposure and an occupational illness? Call or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.

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Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Can Help

Levinson Axelrod is led by New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial and Workers’ Compensation Specialists (a certification held by less than 3% of attorneys) who leverage their expertise to help clients pursue needed compensation– whether through the workers’ comp system, or civil lawsuits filed against negligent third parties. Our team has:

  • Been serving New Jersey for several decades
  • Helped thousands of victims, workers, and families
  • Recovered over $1 billion in compensation for clients
  • 10 office locations across the state

Have questions about workplace exposure and an occupational illness? Call or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.

What Occupational Diseases Qualify for Workers Compensation in New Jersey?

Each state has its own workers compensation board that dictates which types of illnesses qualify for workers’ compensation. In New Jersey, that is the Division of Workers’ Compensation within the State of New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

While some states list out each qualifying occupational disease in detail, New Jersey simply states that any occupational disease (or injury) must satisfy these standards:

  1. The illness must have arisen out of employment
  2. The illness must have occurred during the course of employment
  3. The claimant must prove that the illness was produced by causes particular to their specific trade, occupation, or place of employment
  4. The claimant must show that their work activities contributed to a substantial degree to their illness
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    Do You Have a Claim? Trust Proven NJ Workplace Exposure Attorneys.

    In order to qualify for workers' compensation, you must prove that work-related tasks substantially contributed to an illness, and navigate what can be an unfamiliar and inflexible process.

    At Levinson Axelrod, our workers' compensation attorneys have a proven record fighting for workers and their families; in the last five years, we have helped our clients recover over $350 million in verdicts and settlements.

    *Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

    • $1,000,000 Work Injury Settlement

      Client reaggravated a preexisting back injury that prevented him from returning to work.

    • $1,000,000 Worker's Compensation Settlement

      A 33-year-old sanitation worker suffered severe and debilitating injuries when he was caught in a garbage compactor while working for the City of Linden. The garbage compactor had insufficient warning devices, so our client was unaware that the tail gate was descending. It was alleged at the time of trial that the lack of sufficient warning devices made the garbage compacter a defectively designed product under New Jersey Products Liability law, and therefore our client was entitled to compensation.

    • $1,000,000 Worker's Compensation Settlement

      A worker fell from a roof, resulting in severe back injuries and future disabilities. Through expert testimony, it was established that the defendant should have provided workers with fall protection to prevent this type of accident. Settlement was agreed to during trial.

    • $975,000 Personal Injury Settlement

      A carpenter working as an independent contractor was injured at defendant’s refinery when he was improperly exposed to dangerous fumes. Ronald Grayzel handled this occupational exposure case and ultimately settled the matter for $975,000.00.

    • $950,000 Workers' Compensation Settlement

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