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Workers' Compensation Archives

Workers' compensation claim may help transportation worker

Accidents while on the job can happen in any profession. When a New Jersey employee suffers a work injury, he or she may find it beneficial to file a workers' compensation claim to help handle the aftermath of the incident. Two transportation workers may file claims after suffering injuries while working.

New Jersey man may seek workers' compensation after injury

New Jersey construction workers face many dangers at work on a daily basis. When employees find themselves injured on the job, they may consider filing workers' compensation claims to gain financial assistance for medical bills and other losses. One electrical company worker is likely looking into his options after suffering serious injuries in a recent accident.

Striving to prevent a work injury is cheaper than treatment

According to national statistics, approximately 4,836 workers suffered a fatal accident on the job in 2015. However, that does not include the numbers of workers who suffer a work injury or illness from less obvious hazards in the work environment. It is unknown how many New Jersey employees may have suffered long-term illnesses from unseen toxins.

Construction workers face real danger of work injury or death

Those who choose to work in the construction industry have the pride of accomplishment when a project is completed. They also face a real danger of experiencing a serious work injury or possibly death if something goes wrong. As many New Jersey construction workers know, an accident can happen without warning and may have devastating consequences.

New jersey lawmakers pass bill that aids some work injury victims

Some New Jersey workers who are exposed to more potential hazards due to the nature of their jobs may now get a few more financial protections based on a bill that only awaits the signature of Governor Christie. Those who work as prison guards or provide other safety-related protections may soon be afforded more coverage in the event they suffer a work injury as the result of an attack. The measure has been several years in the making and may soon be a reality.

OSHA to investigate after man suffers crushing work injury

When employees clock in for the work day, one of the last things on their minds is a trip to the local trauma center. Unfortunately, things can turn tragic in a second, and a worker can wind up suffering a devastating work injury. One New Jersey man found himself in such a situation after a terrible accident.

Can telecommuters file work comp claims?

More people in New Jersey and across the country are telecommuting for their jobs. The ability to work from home or anywhere in the world is a wonderful thing. But what happens when a telecommuter suffers a work-related injury or illness? Is he or she able to file a work comp claim?

New Jersey judge says work comp insurance can cover cannabis

The state of New Jersey does allow the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. However, it is a treatment that work comp insurance has refused to cover, until recently. In Dec. 2016, a judge ruled in favor a man who wished to use cannabis following a work injury.

Family of killed trucker may access work comp death benefits

A tragic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike claimed the life of a semi driver. This accident occurred the evening of Dec. 20, in Burlington County. The surviving family members of the victim may be able to access work comp death benefits in order to help them during this difficult time. They may also be entitled to pursue civil claims against the individual believed responsible for the wreck.

New Jersey work comp: Crash kills state trooper

Law enforcement authorities in New Jersey are currently investigating a crash that took the life of a young state trooper. As he was on-the-job at the time of his death, his new bride may be able to access work comp death benefits to help her handle the economic challenges that are likely to present due to the loss of life. She may also file civil claims against the estate of the driver believed responsible for her husband's untimely death.