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Blog: Workers' Compensation

  • What Are Electrical Hazards in the Workplace?

    December 07, 2021

    Any time employees are repairing or working around electrical wires and devices, there is always the chance of an electrocution accident. Electrical hazards are in many construction jobs, manufacturing plants, and mechanical repair jobs. One of the most dangerous jobs in the United States is utility line work, merely due to the risk of electrocution.  […]

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  • What Are the Top Causes of Crane Accidents?

    November 19, 2021

    Cranes are highly complex pieces of heavy equipment that are capable of lifting and moving a lot of materials in the workplace. Due to their usefulness, they are ubiquitous in the construction and shipping industries, as well as across the oil and gas, aviation, and many manufacturing sectors. Cranes are essential to the running of […]

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  • What Work Injuries Are Common Across All Ages?

    November 17, 2021

    Many of the most common workplace injuries affect employees of all ages, but some impact certain age groups differently. According to a study in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), older workers are far more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries. Age is a factor in a disproportionate amount of claims for permanent impairment […]

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  • Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation if I am Injured During Work-Related Travel?

    November 02, 2021

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many employees have to commute to and from work. Some workers also have to travel short, medium, or long distances while on the job. Whether you are commuting to work or traveling due to job requirements makes a big difference in whether or not you could collect Workers’ Compensation should you […]

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  • Why Should Construction Workers Be Cautious After Daylight Saving Time?

    October 28, 2021

    Daylight saving time (DST) ends this year on Nov. 7 at 2:00 a.m. Researchers have linked an increase of workplace accidents during the weeks following the time change. The time shift can make you feel tired enough to impact your work performance. It has also been shown that the risks of heart attack and stroke […]

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  • What are the Causes and Effects of Catastrophic Amputation Injuries?

    September 15, 2021

    An amputation refers to the loss of a leg, arm, foot, hand, or other body part, and it usually occurs as a result of a traumatic event, such as a car accident or workplace accident. In some cases, the body part can be reattached, but that is only possible if the severed body part has […]

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  • How can Warehouse Safety be Improved?

    September 13, 2021

    Many warehouses can be dangerous places to work. Due to all of the moving parts, such as conveyor belts, fork lifts, and trucks, a warehouse can be a hazardous work environment. Each year in the United States, many warehouse employees are injured, and these workplace injuries can be significant, leading to permanent disabilities or even […]

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  • What are Common Injuries Experienced by Teachers?

    August 30, 2021

    All workplaces have the possibility of injury, and no career path is one hundred percent safe. Different types of jobs bring their own specific dangers and risks. It is important that all workers understand the most common risks involved with their job so that they can take steps to avoid injury. Teaching is a job […]

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  • Can a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    July 19, 2021

    Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault insurance system that is designed to cover the care of employees who suffer workplace injuries or occupational illnesses. New Jersey law requires employers to have Workers’ Compensation coverage or be self-insured, and injured employees have access to benefits. Employees also have the right to Workers’ Compensation for an injury that […]

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  • How can Companies Promote Safety for Teenage Workers?

    July 05, 2021

    Workplace safety is an important issue that affects large numbers of people every year. Workplace injuries can be life-altering or even deadly. Injuries can range from minor cuts and scrapes that require no additional medical care, to catastrophic injuries that leave a victim permanently disabled. Teenage workers may face special circumstances at work that could […]

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