You might have been involved in an accident on the job, and you might have gotten injured, but that doesn't mean that the workers' compensation insurance company will agree to pay you for your injuries. In fact, the insurance company might try to fight your claim for the compensation you have a legal right to receive.
Countless New Jersey workers suffer serious on-the-job injuries every year. Many of these workers require pain medication to manage the chronic suffering that's associated with their injuries. The problem is, pain medication -- especially opioid-based pain medication -- can be extremely addictive.
Office chairs generate a lot of accidents and injuries, believe it or not. In New Jersey, some of the most common workers' compensation claims relate to people falling off chairs after they've tried to stand on top of one to access a hard-to-reach item. However, sometimes people get seriously hurt just from sitting on a chair the wrong way.
New Jersey is home to thousands of types of jobs. Some of them involve the risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances. When a worker is hurt on the job by one of these hazardous materials, it could give rise to what's called an occupational exposure claim.