We already know that not getting enough sleep can make us irritable or get those really attractive dark circles under our eyes. However, did you know that not getting enough shut-eye can make you more likely to get hurt at work? When you are sleep deprived, certain skills are impaired that you need to use throughout your work day. For example, you may be less alert and find it hard to concentrate, use reasoning, or solve problems.
If you are unable to use these skills to their fullest potential, you may end up making a mistake that causes you to have a serious NJ work injury. You may be feeling severe pain that interferes with your ability to work and live your life normally. You may also worry that you cannot receive benefits because you caused your accident. This is not the case. New Jersey is a “no-fault” state when it comes to work injuries, which means that you can receive workers' compensation benefits even if your work accident was your fault. As long as your New Jersey work accident happened during the course and scope of your employment, you are entitled to compensation.
By filing a New Jersey Workers' Compensation claim, you may receive payment for your medical bills, pay for missed time at work, or a cash settlement for your injuries. It is always a good idea to have someone who understands workers' compensation law to guide you through this process. Call an experienced Morris Plains Workers' Compensation Attorney today. Manfred Ricciardelli has 20 years of experiencing helping workers like you get the benefits you deserve for your injuries. Setting up a free consultation is easy – just call us at 973-285-1100 or fill out our online contact form.