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  • What are My Rights Regarding Personal Protective Equipment at Work?

    September 21, 2020

    Employers have the responsibility for providing their employees with safe workplaces and equipment. Throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, safety issues have become more important to discuss. Personal protective equipment (PPE), like masks and face shields, are now required for many types of workers. Health care professionals are not the only ones who need protective equipment […]

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  • Tyson Foods Begins Widespread Testing in Meatpacking Plants

    August 25, 2020

    After months in the spotlight for mass numbers of COVID-19 infections among its workers, Tyson Foods has announced plans to test its employees and hire health professionals to carry out new protocols. Early in the pandemic, meat processing plants became hot spots for transmission of the virus. Overall, more than 16,000 employees in meat processing […]

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  • Can I Choose My Own Doctor to Treat a Work-Related Injury or Illness?

    August 10, 2020

    The Worker’s Compensation system helps injured workers get coverage for medical care and lost wages related to injuries and illnesses resulting from work accidents. Since the coverage is provided by the employer’s insurer, seeking treatment for a workplace injury is a little different than when one feels sick or gets injured and visits a doctor. […]

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  • How Landscapers Can Stay Safe While Working

    July 29, 2020

    Landscapers work year-round with dangerous machinery and often work in extreme weather conditions. Safety hazards are prevalent in landscaping, and it is crucial for workers in the landscaping industry to take the proper precautions to protect themselves from workplace injuries. Employers also have responsibilities to their workers, such as providing proper training on equipment. Employers […]

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  • Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Increase During Summer Months

    June 15, 2020

    The summer months often conjure up feelings of rest, relaxation, and play.  However, for some occupations, summer is a cause for great concern due to the hot weather. Occupations involving construction, agriculture, outdoor sports, and landscaping utilize the sunny weather to increase their work. These industries often cannot perform their duties in optimal ways during […]

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  • Settling a Workers’ Compensation Case

    May 29, 2020

    Sometimes employers or their insurance companies offer to pay an injured worker a settlement for their Workers’ Compensation claim. There are several considerations to be made if such an offer is proposed to you. First and foremost, settlements are voluntary, and you do not have to agree to any settlement offer made by your employer […]

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  • What Should I Do If I Contract COVID-19 at Work?  

    May 21, 2020

    As more businesses reopen, many employees are wondering if they might get sick by going back to work. The federal government has established guidelines to help keep workers safe, however, risks remain. If you contract COVID-19 at work, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages. However, your […]

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  • Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for a Pre-Existing Condition?

    April 28, 2020

    Most employees in New Jersey are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits for any injuries they sustain on the job. Depending on the type of injury a worker suffers, their employer’s insurance company may provide compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, disability, vocational rehabilitation, and/or death benefits. As long as it occurred at work or due […]

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  • What are the Eligibility Requirements for Workers’ Compensation?

    April 16, 2020

    If you suffered a workplace injury, you should be covered under your company’s Workers’ Compensation insurance. This insurance provides coverage for medical bills, among other benefits. However, there are some circumstances when Workers’ Compensation may not cover an injury suffered at work. Employee Status You must be an employee of the company in order to […]

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  • New Jersey Bill Would Require Assessments for Workers’ Brain Injuries

    March 12, 2020

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 5.3 million Americans live with permanent TBI-related disabilities. Now, a New Jersey Assemblyman has introduced new legislation that would require that injured workers who could have sustained […]

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