Many of us have become all too familiar with not getting enough sleep. In fact, one-third of adults try to run on 6 hours of sleep or less. Maybe you work late-night shifts, irregular hours, or simply have to give up sleep just to meet your work demands. In any case, not getting enough shut-eye takes a toll on how we look and feel. We already know it can make us irritable and groggy throughout the day. However, did you know that going to work sleep-deprived can actually be dangerous?
When you don’t get enough sleep, many of the skills you use at work are impaired. Some of these skills are:
- Use of reasoning
- Problem solving
If you cannot use these skills properly, you are more likely to make a mistake or a bad decision at work. You may end up with a serious work injury that completely turns your world around. Your injuries may prevent you from working or doing everyday tasks. Because the accident was your fault, you may think you are unable to receive NJ workers' compensation benefits. This is not the case.
New Jersey is a “no-fault” state when it comes to work injuries, which means that you are entitled to benefits even if your work accident was your fault. As long as your accident happened during the course and scope of your employment, you are entitled to benefits. These benefits may cover the costs of your medical bills, pay for lost time at work, or provide monetary compensation for your injuries. Instead of going through this alone, you should call an experienced NJ workers’ compensation attorney who understands your rights and will fight to protect them.