New Jersey Retail Warehouses
New Jersey has experienced a surge in the establishment of retail warehouses. It is geographically suited for transport on the East coast and equal distance to major population centers like New York City and Philadelphia. It also is a central transportation hub with abundant air, land, and sea facilities. The State of New Jersey has reported numerous injuries of warehouse workers involving: forklift injuries, including falls and crush injuries. Investigative reports are published online.
NJ Workers' Compensation Benefits
The New Jersey Legislature had many goals in mind when it formulated a workers' compensation system for the state. In general, the goal was to relieve the injured employee of paying for their own medical care and replace their lost wages with temporary and permanent disability benefits when necessary.
It is a system based upon expeditious administration so that compensation is awarded with a minimum of delay and without a requirement for proof of fault. The Workers' Compensation Act also provides employers with a defined liability that is limited and determinate. In general, the administrative system established by the Act was created both to provide a direct remedy to the employee and limit litigation against the employer.
If you are a warehouse worker and have suffered a workplace injury, you should consult an attorney at law as soon as possible to determine whether a formal claim can be filed on your behalf.
Recommended Citation: Jon L. Gelman, Warehouse Workers Injuries Are Increasing as Employers Use of Artificial Intelligence, Workers' Compensation Blog (Set. 13, 2021), https://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/2021/09/warehouse-workers-injuries-are.html
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Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author of NJ Workers' Compensation Law (Thomson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers' Compensation Law (Thomson-Reuters). For over four decades, the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman 1.973.696.7900 firstname.lastname@example.org has represented injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.
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