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Can I Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits Through My Full-Time Employer if I Was Injured at My Part-Time Job?

Generally, your workers’ compensation benefits are tied to the job you were working at when you were injured. So, if you were hurt while working at a part-time job, your workers’ compensation claim must be filed through your part-time employer. This is even the case if your injuries prevent you from going to work at your full-time job.

Issues can arise, however, in the event you develop an occupational illness that may relate to both of your jobs. An occupational illness is a disease or condition related to your employment. For example, common types of occupational illnesses include:

  • Asthma,
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
  • Eczema,
  • Asbestosis,
  • Pneumonitis,
  • Pharyngitis,
  • Toxic inhalation injury,
  • Hearing loss,
  • Metal poisoning,
  • Osteoarthritis,
  • Trigger finger, and
  • Tennis elbow.

In cases involving an occupational illness, there is the possibility that more than one job contributed to the development of the condition. In this case, it may be possible to file a workers’ compensation claim through either of your employers. And, given that you likely make more money through your full-time job, it is generally preferable to file a claim through a full-time employer whenever possible.

A New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer can help injured workers understand all of their options so that they can make the best decision on how to pursue their claim.

Contact a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

The law firm of Petrillo & Goldberg has assembled a compassionate team of advocates who have dedicated their careers to ensuring that New Jersey injury accident victims recover the compensation they need and deserve. The NJ workers’ compensation lawyers at Petrillo & Goldberg have extensive experience dealing with the insurance companies so accidents victims can focus on their recovery, spending time with their family, returning to work and moving on with their lives. To learn more, call 856-486-4343 to schedule a free consultation. You can also reach us through our online contact form.

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