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Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 38A:13-1 (2019)

38A:13-1. Medical care and compensation

A member of the organized militia who incurs an injury, disease or disability in the line of duty, and whose claim is approved by the Adjutant General, or his duly appointed representative shall be entitled to the same benefits as are provided in article 2 of chapter 15 of Title 34. If the member incurs death under the same conditions, the dependent members of the family of the deceased, if any, shall be entitled to compensation as provided in article 2 of chapter 15 of Title 34. To the extent that a member or dependent may be entitled to receive federal benefits for particular elements of a claim, the benefits provided pursuant to this section shall be reduced by the amount of the federal benefits paid for each element of a claim.

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Amazon workers are essential, delivering the goods and products that consumers need and want, especially during a global pandemic when in-person shopping may be dangerous. But working for Amazon, whether as a warehouse worker or a driver, is not necessarily safe. In fact, Amazon fulfillment centers have been deemed more dangerous than other warehouse types. Because of the high risk to workers, the state of Washington has decided to boost the workers’ compensation premium rate for Amazon fulfillment center employees. Here is what you should know:

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bandaged paper man under umbrella with Workers Compensation note below

If you are a construction worker in New Jersey, you’re more exposed to injury than workers in other fields. Construction workers in New Jersey are, therefore, entitled to be compensated if they’re injured in the course of working. However, you must understand when you’re entitled to such compensation and when you’re not. Perhaps, you just got injured at work, and you’re expecting to be compensated only for you to be denied on what you think is your right. Now, you want to know what your workers’ compensation covers as a construction worker in New Jersey. Knowing this will help you to know when you are entitled to be compensated, and in the absence of such compensation, you can proceed to hire a workers compensation attorney. Maybe your employer already explained the reason for the denial, but you still need further confirmation. Hence, if you’re a construction worker in New Jersey, in the course of any of the following, you’re entitled to a workers’ compensation.

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