If you have been injured on the job, seeking workers' compensation benefits generally starts with notifying one's employer of the accident. However, it's also a good idea to consult with an attorney who can help to document the facts of the workplace accident. An attorney can also advise you of other potential sources of relief.
The New York Times just published a fascinating series about the work lives of manicurists and nail salon workers in New York City, the No. 1 U.S. metro area in terms of nail salons per capita. We like our gorgeous nails in New Jersey, too, though, and the job doesn't differ based on geography. Are your dazzling fingertips endangering workers?
As we've mentioned on this blog before, workers' compensation covers pretty much any injury you suffer while you're performing your ordinary job duties, regardless of whether someone at your company was negligent. The workers' compensation system is basically a tradeoff between the interests of injured workers and those of companies: Essentially, as long as you were hurt at work, you don't have to prove fault in order to obtain compensation. In return, your employer is immune from lawsuits for workplace injuries and illnesses.