No, you do not have to be a United States citizen to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey. The state’s workers’ compensation laws provide benefits to employees regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. As long as you are employed in New Jersey and have suffered a work-related injury or illness, you are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of your citizenship or immigration status.
It’s important to note that workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide medical treatment and wage replacement to injured workers, regardless of their background. The focus is on the work-related injury and ensuring that injured workers receive the necessary support and assistance, regardless of their citizenship or immigration status.
If you have concerns or questions about your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits based on your specific circumstances, it is advisable to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. They can provide you with personalized guidance and help you understand your rights and options under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation laws.
If you have any questions about this article or if you’ve been injured at work and want to discuss your workers’ compensation case, contact us at (973) 383-2700 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
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