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Will workers’ compensation cover my mesothelioma treatment?

Employers are required to create safe working environments for their employees, and must also provide necessary safety equipment and warn workers of possible dangers. This includes alerting workers to the presence of asbestos in the workplace. All too frequently, people in New Jersey — especially teachers — are unknowingly exposed to asbestos just by showing up to work. Workers’ compensation could help teachers who have developed mesothelioma because of asbestos in their classrooms. (more…)

What you should know about workers’ compensation in New Jersey

Getting hurt at work might make for entertaining TV, but it is far less funny in real life. Work injuries can range from mild to severe, but no matter the nature of a victim’s injury, the resulting damages are usually serious. When workers have to take time off work or pay medical bills for an on-the-job injury, workers’ compensation is there to help. (more…)

You don’t need to have an accident to seek workers’ compensation

There are many myths swirling around regarding the workers’ compensation insurance system. Quite a few people don’t really understand what benefits they should receive or how workers’ compensation even functions. That lack of knowledge means that when people get hurt on the job, they may not know their rights to benefits and may not file the right claims. (more…)

Seeking workers’ compensation for depression

It is not uncommon to hear people in Toms River talk about being stressed at work. Yet what if the stress you experience on the job has led to depression? Recent years have seen the recognition of depression as a debilitating condition, often leaving you unable to perform the tasks that even simple daily living demands. If it can be that debilitating in your everyday life, imagine how much more impactful depression can be to your job. Taking time to seek treatment is certainly an option, but as many have asked us here at Rosenberg Kirby Cahill Stankowitz & Richardson, should such treatment be covered by workers’ compensation? (more…)

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