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Monday, November 12, 2012

NJ Provides Workers' Compensation For Hurricane Recovery Employees

West Long Branch, N.J., Nov. 9, 2012 --In West Long Branch, electrical repair trucks stand ready in the night to be utilized during the next shift to continue the huge job of restoring power to the thousands in the state still without. FEMA is working with state and local agencies to expedite the return of normalcy after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA
As Hurricane Sandy recovery workers descend on NJ by land, sea and airlift, by the thousands, energized and fueled by caffeine, to work long and tiring hours, to do treacherous and hazardous tasks, they need to understand that they maybe covered under the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act for potential benefits.

The NJ Workers' Compensation Act is clear, if the accident occurs in the State of NJ then then the injured worker is covered and entitled to benefits. THe benefits are: temporary disability, medical treatment and permanent disability. 

Injured workers must comply with certain notice provision and should consult an attorney at law for guidance.

"In addition to the many thousands of utility workers, more than 280 troopers from eight states deployed last weekend to New Jersey to provide security at checkpoints and patrols in Monmouth County from the Bayshore area to Brielle, and in Ocean County on the barrier islands from Point Pleasant Beach to Long Beach Island."
Click Here to Read: "Sandy recovery becomes national mission as countless workers come to N.J.'s aid" (nj.com)
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Jon L.Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson).  

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