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  • Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for a Mental Condition?

    September 14, 2022

    Approximately one in five Americans experience some form of mental illness. Left untreated, anxiety, depression, and stress can interfere with your daily tasks, relationships, and overall quality of life. Mental health conditions can also have an enormous impact on a person’s ability to handle all of the responsibilities that come with their job. In some […]

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  • Are Work Injuries More Common in the Summer?

    July 05, 2022

    Summer is an enjoyable time for many people. Warm weather brings more outdoor activities. Barbeques, swimming, and nighttime gatherings with friends all help to create an atmosphere of fun and relaxation. Nevertheless, people still have to work. Regarding summertime jobs, the possibility of suffering an injury at the workplace is higher than most people think. […]

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  • Amazon Workers Found to Suffer Twice as Many Work Injuries as Competitors

    June 13, 2022

    A new study by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) shows that in 2021, the rate of severe workplace injuries for workers at Amazon warehouse facilities was more than twice that of their competitors. The SOC study examined Amazon’s data to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Among non-Amazon warehouse workers, there were 3.3 […]

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  • Is Depression Commonly Seen in Injured Workers?

    April 29, 2022

    A catastrophic injury could bring physical suffering, serious depression, or other mental injuries. Depression is often life-changing, and its effects can be devastating. It is not uncommon for people who experience a workplace injury to refrain from looking into Workers’ Compensation for a mental health condition. Getting back to work is usually the priority. Moreover, […]

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  • How Can I Prove My Injury Is Work-Related?

    January 19, 2022

    The main requirement to be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits is to prove your injury is work-related. In most cases, injured workers do not need to prove the legitimacy of whether their injuries are work-related. However, there are some exceptions, and employers or their insurance companies may challenge whether employees actually sustained their injuries at […]

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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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  • 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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  • What are Common Work-Related Lifting Injuries?

    January 29, 2021

    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 […]

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