hurt at work, workplace violence, nj work injury, workers' compIf you thought your job was risk-free because you don’t walk scaffolding or work with heavy machinery, think again. According to the 2011 statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly 1 in 5 workplace deaths are caused by intentional violence. Unlike construction, roofing, or mining accidents, violence can happen in every workplace. Workplace violence could be anything from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide.

To help keep you safe, employers should establish a zero-tolerance policy toward workplace violence. All claims of violence should be investigated and quickly resolved. If your employer fails to provide a safe work environment, you could be hurt in a NJ work accident. You may end up with serious injuries that prevent you from doing your job. In order to recover, you may need medical care that you can’t afford.

If you were hurt at work due to violence, you can file a NJ workers’ comp claim to receive benefits for your injuries. These benefits may cover your medical bills, pay for your lost time at work, or monetarily compensate you for your injuries. It’s best to have a Parsippany workers’ compensation lawyer on your side during this process.

Workers’ compensation claims are extremely complicated, and you need someone who has your best interests in mind. Manfred Ricciardelli has 20 years of experience representing workers with injury claims. He will fight to get you the benefits you deserve. Set up a free consultation today – just call 973-285-1100 or fill out this contact form. You can also download our FREE E-Book: “What the Injured Worker Needs to Know.”

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Very informative article - I would just add that employees play a very important role in preventing violence in the workplace. They're on the front lines; they may be the first ones to see behavior in a co-worker, customer or vendor that makes them uncomfortable or even scared. It's important that employees recognize troubling behaviors and what action to take when they see them. The goal is to get the right people in your company quickly involved to handle the potential threat. This ultimately results in a safer workplace for all.
by Dr. Mark Gross June 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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