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Our Monmouth County Dog Bite Lawyers at Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. Help Victims of Dog Attacks

Being bitten by a dog in the workplace can be a traumatic experience, and knowing how to respond promptly and correctly is crucial. In New Jersey, employees have specific rights and responsibilities regarding workplace injuries, including dog bites. This guide outlines the steps you should take if a dog bites you on the job and the legal options available.

Immediate Actions

  1. Seek Medical Attention
  1. Report the Incident
  1. Document the Incident

Understanding Workers’ Compensation

In New Jersey, Workers’ Compensation laws benefit employees injured on the job, including injuries caused by dog bites. These benefits can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. To qualify for Workers’ Compensation, the injury must have occurred within the scope of your employment.

Legal Action Against the Dog Owner

In addition to Workers’ Compensation, you may have the option to pursue a personal injury claim against the dog owner. New Jersey follows strict liability laws regarding dog bites, meaning the owner can be held liable even if the dog has no history of aggression.

Protecting Your Rights

  1. Consult an Attorney
  1. Know Your Employer's Responsibilities
  1. Understand the Statute of Limitations

Our Monmouth County Dog Bite Lawyers at Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. Help Victims of Dog Attacks

Being bitten by a dog in the workplace is a serious matter that requires immediate and informed action. Consulting with a lawyer can provide valuable guidance and help you navigate the complexities of Workers’ Compensation and personal injury claims in New Jersey. Our Monmouth County dog bite lawyers at Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. are here to help. Fill out our online form or call us at 732-906-1500 today for a free consultation. With offices located in Brick, Freehold, Point Pleasant, and Edison, New Jersey, we proudly serve clients across the state.

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