Short Term Disability Claim or Workers Comp?
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What you didn't note, and will be critical, is what your current treating physician thinks is the cause of your physical limitation. Get that information from your doctor and get yourself to a capable NJ WC/DB attorney quickly.
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You have multiple claims. Workers’ compensation if your condition was most likely caused by repetitive stress at work. STD/LTD if you will be out of work due to your condition. And you may also be eligible for SSD or even VA disability depending on whether you paid into the SSA system or served in the military. I strongly recommend that you speak with an employment and disability lawyer. Most of us will provide you with a no obligation free consultation. All you need to do is ask. Eric A. Shore
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It all depends on whether or not your health problems are work related. You note that this is due to overuse and you may well be correct. I suggest that you have a conversation with a local workers compensation attorney to discuss your options.
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