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  • What Causes Work-Related Scaffolding Accidents?

    December 18, 2021

    If the safety of workers is not a high priority, then scaffolding accidents and injuries can easily happen. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 60 people die each year in scaffolding accidents, and 4,500 workers are injured. Many scaffolding accidents can be prevented if safety is a priority, which means following […]

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  • How can Excavation and Trench Work Accidents be Prevented?  

    May 21, 2021

    Construction work is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States. These workers find themselves in precarious positions, like on high scaffolds, by busy roadways, and near electrical wires. These kinds of workplaces result in more workplace injuries than many other occupations. The very nature of construction is unstable and unfinished, and employees […]

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  • How Can Employees Stay Safe in a Warehouse?

    April 19, 2021

    Warehouse work can be professionally rewarding. At the same time, warehouse environments contain hazards not commonly found in other workplaces. This means that warehouse employees need to take proactive measures to ensure they remain safe from workplace accidents and injuries. Listed below are warehouse safety recommendations. Safety Education Large employers are mandated by laws and […]

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  • What Should I Do if I am Fired After a Workplace Accident?

    March 31, 2021

    Some employees hesitate to file a Workers’ Compensation claim after a workplace accident because they fear retaliation, however, this is prohibited by law. The Workers’ Compensation system exists to provide benefits to injured employees while they recover from workplace injuries. Most employers are required by law to have Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover their employees […]

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  • Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Physical Therapy Sessions?

    March 09, 2021

    Many work accidents cause musculoskeletal injuries, which can damage the muscles, bones, connective tissues, and nerves. Employees with work injuries often benefit greatly from physical therapy to reduce pain and regain mobility and strength. Workers’ Compensation is state-mandated and supports injured workers in their recovery efforts, and benefits usually cover physical therapy appointments. Which Injuries […]

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  • Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Hearing Loss?

    February 19, 2021

    Hearing loss is a complicated medical issue that can be temporary or permanent. Workers’ Compensation can also be confusing for many people. The complexities of the legal and medical worlds can be hard to navigate, but the information below should help to clarify some of the options and considerations for workers with hearing loss. Workers’ […]

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  • Workplace Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

    December 22, 2020

    During the holidays, to-do lists get longer with tasks, like decorating, shopping for gifts, entertaining, and other holiday activities. Even while at work, people may be distracted by holiday stress, and workplace safety may not be a priority. Stress, fatigue, and rushing are all associated with holidays and workplace accidents. However, workplace injuries and occupational […]

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  • How Workplace Shoulder Injuries can be Prevented

    November 09, 2020

    Shoulder injuries are common among workers. Those who perform physically demanding tasks at work, such as nurses, truck drivers, janitors, grocery store workers, and warehouse workers, are at risk. However, even office workers can incur shoulder injuries. A shoulder injury can result from an isolated workplace accident or develop over time from repetitive motions. However, […]

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  • Can Employers Stop Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    October 28, 2020

    In New Jersey, most employers are required to provide Workers’ Compensation coverage to employees. Employees have the coverage for their entire period of employment, starting on their first day, regardless of any prior physical conditions. Employees who are receiving Workers’ Compensation for workplace injuries and occupational diseases may find that their employers have taken steps […]

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  • Are Student Interns Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    September 28, 2020

    Student internships are valuable to students and companies. From an intern’s perspective, they get real-world experience. A student intern may also have an opportunity to make industry connections that enables them to get a lucrative position after graduation. Hiring interns is also beneficial to many businesses. Some internships are advertised and handled privately between the […]

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