This past December in Paterson, New Jersey, the city settled a workers’ compensation claim filed by employee Jerome Deas, who was injured when he fell into a garbage truck while working. The city paid $12,699. Workers compensation is intended to assist employees who become injured, disabled or killed during their employment.
If you get hurt at work, you might be wondering what you’re supposed to do, and exactly how much you can expect to receive as possible compensation from your employer. Here are three questions you should know the answers to.
1. What do I do If I Get Hurt at Work?
It’s no surprise that injuries happen in the workplace; the top three most frequently violated OSHA standards in 2013 were fall protection in construction, hazard communication standards in gen