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  • What is a Lump-Sum Settlement in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

    June 28, 2021

    A Workers’ Compensation case can be settled in a couple of different ways. A settlement allows an injured employee to get the money they need to offset the costs of missed wages, medical bills, and other expenses. However, many workers are confused by the two main settlement types: lump-sum settlements and structured settlements. Before accepting […]

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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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  • How can Workplace Crane Accidents be Prevented?

    April 06, 2021

    Cranes are an integral part of many large construction projects. However, cranes and other heavy machinery can be dangerous if proper safety procedures are not followed. Knowing the best ways to avoid workplace accidents involving cranes is key to maintaining safety. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 297 deaths involving cranes between 2011 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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  • Ocean County Ice Cream Manufacturer Fined Over Repeat Catastrophic Work Injuries

    March 24, 2021

    An ice cream manufacturer in Ocean County will have to pay over $237,000 in fines for two Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations, where workers lost fingers while trying to perform maintenance on the same machine. Fieldbrook Foods Corporation received fines after the same machine amputated a sanitation worker’s finger and fractured other fingers […]

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  • What Should I Know About Premises Liability in New Jersey?

    March 22, 2021

    Property owners who neglect their grounds can be held liable if that lack of care leads to someone getting injured, which is referred to as premises liability. These owners owe a duty of care to people who come onto their property. Forgetting to remove snow and ice or leaving hazardous objects out can cause serious […]

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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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  • When Should I Return to Work After a Workplace Accident?

    February 08, 2021

    Many workers are unsure of when they should return to work after suffering an injury in a workplace accident. The answer depends on individual circumstances and health conditions. However, for any injured worker, it is very important not to return to work unless a doctor has determined it is safe to do so. What if […]

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