What are the Two Most Common Types of Worker’s Compensation Claims?
- posted: Oct. 11, 2013
You depend on your employer to keep your work environment safe, and to not expose you to dangerous conditions that might cause injury or dangerous substances which could later cause a debilitating illness. New Jersey worker’s compensation lawyers know that when you’re injured on the job or suffer a work-related disease, you’ll need a help in filing your worker’s compensation claim.
In the State of New Jersey, there are two main types of workers' compensation claims:
- Work injury worker’s compensation. This is the most common type of worker’s compensation claim filed, and many are filed each day. With an injury claim, the worker must prove that there was a relationship between the injury and an occurrence or working condition that caused the injury while that person was on the job ― either the premises of the employer or working within the regular business hours as an agent of the employer.
- Occupational disease claim. This claim develops over time, may surface after the employee has ceased to work for the employer, and is a little harder to prove. One tougher example of an occupational disease claim is a stress such as post-traumatic stress disorder, which can surface years later. The worker must prove that the nature of the employment is the major contributing cause of the occupational disease.
New Jersey worker’s compensation attorneys know that workplace injuries can cause loss of work and loss of income and are committed to workers getting the compensation they deserve.
The professionals at the Brown, Novick & Colarulo are dedicated to getting injured workers the compensation they deserve for their workplace injuries and loss of income.