Blog: Workers' Compensation
- What are Common Work-Related Lifting Injuries?
January 29, 2021Read More
Jobs that require regular lifting and moving of objects can easily lead to bodily trauma. Sometimes, an injury is short-term, but other workplace injuries may necessitate significant medical attention. Below are some of the more common types of injuries that impact employees who routinely lift items, such as boxes, products, and equipment. Back Injuries All […]
- How can Outdoor Workers Stay Safe During the Winter?
January 21, 2021Read More
There are many workers whose jobs require them to be outside year round. In winter, this means navigating cold weather, precipitation, and many other safety hazards. Employers and workers need to be aware of steps they can take to mitigate the risks of workplace injuries and occupational illnesses in the winter months. Training workers about […]
- Workplace Safety Tips for the Holiday Season
December 22, 2020Read More
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 […]
- What Should I Do After a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?
November 30, 2020Read More
An injured employee is eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Sometimes, an injured worker is denied their claim to these benefits. When this happens, it can be advantageous to seek out legal counsel for advice on the next steps to take. A knowledgeable lawyer can work within the system to prove that their client’s denied claim […]
- Learn the Importance of COPD Awareness Month
November 16, 2020Read More
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that covers a group of lung diseases; most notably, it includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD affects roughly 16 million Americans. Additionally, it is estimated that millions more people have some form of COPD that is untreated. There is no cure for COPD, however, there are […]
- How Workplace Shoulder Injuries can be Prevented
November 09, 2020Read More
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, […]
- Can Employers Stop Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
October 28, 2020Read More
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 […]
- Why is Autumn Dangerous for Workers?
October 14, 2020Read More
As the season changes, outdoor workers need to be aware of new safety hazards. Autumn has some specific dangers that workers should review to reduce the risk of workplace accidents and serious injuries. Be Aware of Slippery Autumn Leaves Autumn foliage is enjoyable, and many people look forward to viewing colorful displays. While most people […]
- Are Student Interns Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
September 28, 2020Read More
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 […]
- House Collapses in Brant Beach, Causing Two Construction Workers to be Hospitalized
September 25, 2020Read More
Two men were airlifted to a local hospital after the top floor and deck collapsed on a Brant Beach home. The two men, ages 40 and 35, are construction workers who were working on the house before the accident occured. The collapse happened around 8:30 am on Sept. 24, 2020. A neighbor stated that she […]
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