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  • Are Student Interns Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    September 28, 2020

    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 […]

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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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  • Companies to Pay for Workers Medical Marijuana

    February 13, 2020

    A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that companies must pay for medical marijuana used by employees injured on the job. The ruling applies to a case in which an employee, who was prescribed marijuana for pain he suffered since a 2001 work injury, sued his employer for the costs he incurred paying for the […]

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  • Dependents of Public Safety Workers May Receive Supplemental Benefits

    January 17, 2020

    Public safety workers risk their lives to protect our communities, so it only makes sense to do what we can to help them and their families. Beginning this year, dependents of public safety workers who have been collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits may receive payments that are adjusted to today’s cost of living. The bill is […]

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  • How Can I Prevent Pinch Point Injuries in the Workplace?

    January 02, 2020

    Every year, pinch point injuries affect employee health and employer productivity. In fact, reports of 110,000 annual hand injuries alone keep people from performing their jobs. Some of the injuries are severe enough to warrant that individuals remain on Workers’ Compensation for long periods. The best way to avoid debilitating pinch point injuries is to […]

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  • Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation If I Fall Off a Ladder?

    October 10, 2019

    Injuries at work can occur in many ways from various work situations. Falling off a ladder is one of the leading causes of work injuries. These incidents can cause detrimental injuries to a worker’s body. Injuries can include sprained and broken bones, concussions, and herniated disks. It is important to understand how to be safe […]

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  • What is Employee Misclassification?

    September 17, 2019

    For years, companies around the nation have struggled to identify whether their team members should be classified as employees or independent contractors. In some cases, organizations have discovered that they misclassified the people working for them. However, not all companies are willing to make necessary changes when they realize their errors. In fact, misclassification can […]

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