Several of New Jersey's finest fire fighters were recently injured while fighting a massive fire in Monmouth County. It is not believed that any of the injuries suffered are life threatening. However, the prognosis of each individual has not been reported. Thankfully, workers' compensation benefits should help cover the costs associated with treatment, rehabilitation, potential disability and income losses.
New Jersey has lost another one of its fine troopers in a tragic auto-pedestrian accident. This individual was reportedly struck by a vehicle while he was tending to a crash scene. While nothing can replace the life that has been lost, the victim's loved ones may be entitled to collect his work comp benefits, which could certainly help as they figure out how to move forward.
In New Jersey, two police officers and one truck driver were injured when their vehicles collided. This accident occurred just days before Christmas in Mendham. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused the crashed. As all three victims were on duty at the time of the collision, each may be entitled to work comp benefits which could certainly prove helpful during their recoveries.
In every field of employment, employees in New Jersey or elsewhere have the possibility of suffering work-related injuries. A work injury can be relatively minor in nature, but it can also be on the more extreme end, causing disability or even death. While there are many different types of injuries that can happen while on-the-job, damage to joints is considered to be one of the most common types of work injury.
Medical staff at University Medical Center were presented with a rather difficult case earlier in October when a man was brought to the facility with a severed hand. This was reportedly a work injury that the patient suffered while working at the APM container terminal at Port Elizabeth in New Jersey. This individual's current condition is unknown.
Construction workers in New Jersey and elsewhere have difficult and often dangerous jobs. Various injuries are experienced by individuals who work in this field, some of which have fatal consequences. When one suffers a work injury it is not uncommon to wonder if he or she may have legal recourse beyond filing a workers' compensation claim. To determine this, the circumstances surrounding the incident will have to be thoroughly investigated.
For a significant number of New Jersey residents, going to work most days of the week means having to perform repetitive tasks and movements on a frequent basis. Over time, certain movements -- when consistently repeated -- can lead to a work injury if proper precautions are not taken. However, even with taking preventative measures some motions can simply put too much stress on the body. What few employees may realize is that on-the-job injuries tied to repetitive motions may qualify for workers' compensation benefits.
Many employees in New Jersey might not consider hearing loss a potential risk of their jobs, so they may be shocked to learn that 24 percent of hearing-loss cases among workers is the result of their occupations. Affecting more than 11 percent of the working population, hearing loss is in the top three of chronic health problems in older adults behind hypertension and arthritis.
A gas explosion that leveled a house in Ocean County, New Jersey injured seven gas workers, six firefighters and two EMTs. Police car video revealed the explosion that completely destroyed a home in the Cedar Run neighborhood and sent debris high into the air.
New Jersey workers may be interested in some data about the prevalence of fatalities where roadside workers are concerned. Though the number killed every year appears to be dropping, the risk of work injury or death remains great.