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New Jersey Asbestos Worker’s Compensation Claims
Individuals looking to file a New Jersey Worker’s Compensation claim for asbestos exposure need to know about the important time and notice requirements that apply.
Generally, claims must be filed within two years of when the worker was exposed to asbestos or other toxic substances, or within two years of when the worker first knew (or should have known) that they had a disease or condition caused by work exposure. Additionally, a claim can be filed within two years of when the worker last received worker’s compensation benefits for the same problem.
In New Jersey, there are strict notice requirements that the employer be notified of the asbestos-related illness within 90 days if the worker is still exposed, and five months if the worker is no longer exposed.
Notice and time limitation rules are complicated in New Jersey as there are a number of implications and exceptions based on each individual case. The best way to bring a worker’s compensation claim is to seek legal advice from a lawyer that has experience in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation.