NJ office worker’s husband entitled to workers’ comp

The New Jersey Court of Appeal recently accepted a workers’ compensation filing from the husband of a New Jersey woman that died from a blood clot after working long hours at the computer.

The woman worked for AT&T from a computer at her home.  She suffered a pulmonary embolism one night in 2007 after working for several hours in a row sitting at the computer.

According to the filing, AT&T is partly responsible for the blood clot and her death because it occurred while she was performing work for the company.

The ¬†court decided that, despite the fact that the woman was obese and taking birth control pills, she was inactive at work and because the embolism occurred on-the-job, her husband’s workers’ compensation claim should be considered.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in an office job, contact the Raleigh office injury attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 919-851-3311 to learn more about your rights.