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What is a work-related accident?

An employee that is sustains injuries, contracts a disease, or dies due to a work-related accident or exposure may be entitled to receive compensation from his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Many people do not have stationary workplaces. They may travel to and from work sites, work remotely at-home or mobile in or via their vehicles. However, an accident that does not occur in the employer’s building may still be work-related under the New Jersey workers’ compensation laws.

For an accident to be work-related, the injured party must be an employee at the time of the accident. An employee under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act is equal to a servant. New Jersey case law defines a servant a as person that another person (employer) has the right of control regarding the work to be done the manner in which it is performed. An employee carries out his activates in the furtherance of the employer’s interests. Work is related to the employment if it is a part of the work environment, including location, travel, equipment, materials, and purpose of an activity. Accidents that occur while in the role of an employee and in the work environment are work-related accidents.

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