January 30, 2020
Injured on the Job While Making a Delivery in New Jersey?
If you are injured while making a delivery on-the-job, and are seriously injured, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey. First and foremost, you should immediately seek medical attention. Next, you should alert your employer as soon as possible. Many times, accidents while making a delivery occur due to slippery conditions, including a slip and fall accident, a car accident, or a truck accident. Examples include falling on a walkway that was not properly treated for snow and/or ice. Another would include when you are driving your work vehicle, and another vehicle crashes into you.
Another example could include getting bitten by a dog that was not secured by the owner, causing you serious injuries.
The workers’ compensation statute requires that an employee who is hurt on the job must report the injury to their employer. Therefore, you should report the accident as soon as possible. Upon notice to your employer of the accident, you are entitled to three benefits. They are:
- All of your medical treatment and bills will be covered as long as you go to an authorized doctor
- While you are unable to work and healing, you will receive 70% of your wages up to a state maximum
- You are entitled to a “Permanency Award” – this applies to a functional loss or disability that is attributed to your on-the-job injury
Many work-related injuries often involve a third party or outside contractor. It is very important to seek the advice of a qualified and experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney to evaluate all potential claims.
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The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has over 30 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims, and all types of serious personal injury accidents, including wrongful death claims. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has successfully handled all types of serious accidents, representing thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. Our New Jersey Personal Injury attorneys will fight for your rights, which includes getting the medical treatment you need, any wages you are legally owed, and compensation for your injuries. Additionally, our team of trial lawyers will be in contact with your employer’s insurance carrier to ensure you receive timely authorization for your medical treatment, and when you can return to work, if at all.
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