Addressing Workplace Violence Injuries in New Jersey

According to the National Safety Council, incidents of workplace violence claimed the life of nearly 400 people in 2020. During the same time period, violence in the workplace caused more than 20,000 injuries. While no workplace is entirely immune from the threat of violence, employers in the state of New Jersey are expected to provide a safe and violence-free working environment for their employees. If you or someone you love has been injured in a violent incident at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation to cover lost wages and medical expenses. At the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group, we offer practical representation for our clients in pursuing workers’ compensation claims for workplace violence injuries in the state of New Jersey.

What Constitutes Workplace Violence?

Along with overt violent acts that may involve direct physical injury, harassment, intimidation and threats can also affect the health and well-being of employees who are subjected to these types of workplace violence. Employers should adopt a zero-tolerance policy for workplace violence to protect their staff members. Employees who have been injured as a result of violence in the working environment can often qualify for workers’ compensation from their employers in the state of New Jersey. Documenting all aspects of your injuries and the treatment you received for them is essential to support your claim for worker’s compensation and to ensure that your medical expenses and other financial losses are covered as fully as possible.

Watch for Warning Signs

While not all cases of workplace violence can be predicted, there are some common warning signs that may indicate that a colleague may be more likely to engage in violent behavior at work or elsewhere:

    • Comments that indicate depression or suicidal ideations
    • Reported or observed abuse of drugs or alcohol
    • Repeated complaints or resistance to changes in the workplace
    • Overly emotional responses to everyday work situations
    • Sudden declines in work performance or excessive absenteeism
    • Verbal abuse of colleagues or sudden verbal outbursts
    • Threats of violence or other actions

Staying alert and aware can often help workers to avoid becoming victims of workplace violence.

Why You Need a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Working with a qualified attorney can help you to navigate the claim process for workers’ compensation in New Jersey. This can help you to manage the financial aspects of recovering after an incident of workplace violence that leaves you injured or results in the loss of a loved one. Your attorney can provide you with robust guidance and attentive support in filing for workers’ compensation and in navigating the legal process of obtaining fair compensation for losses and expenses.

At the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group, our team works with you to ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your family. If you have been injured in a workplace violence incident, give us a call today at 973-343-5736 to schedule a consultation with our team. We are here to help you navigate the legal process.

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