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What is whistleblower protection?

As a resident in New Jersey who knows that something is wrong at your workplace, what do you do? Do you report your findings? If you have been in a situation like this, you likely felt caught between a rock and a hard place. Your conscious may be telling you that reporting the situation is the right thing to do, but you may also be worried about retaliatory actions like being fired, or your boss making your job more difficult.

Understanding construction site elevator accidents

At Lieberman Ryan & Forrest LLC, we know that if you work construction in New Jersey, you work hard every day to make a living and support your family. We also know that due to the nature of your various jobs and the sites on which you perform them, you face many risks of injury that other workers do not necessarily face. One of these risks is that of elevator accidents.

What are some types of workers' compensation benefits?

If you're a resident in New Jersey who has recently been injured in a work-related incident, you're likely going to have medical expenses ahead of you. Fortunately, you'll have workers' compensation benefits access as well. Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., will be available to help you navigate those benefits.

Differentiating between occupational diseases and injuries

There are numerous work-related hurdles that New Jersey residents will face during their lifetimes. Two of the most common issues involved in workers' compensation cases involve either work-related injuries, or work-related diseases. Both of these can affect workers in drastically different ways, but have an equally unpleasant and even potentially permanent impact.

Workers’ compensation retaliation is unfair and unlawful

At Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., we know that the process of filing or appealing a workers’ compensation claim, combined with recovering from your injuries, can be daunting. It may be even more discouraging for New Jersey residents who were targeted by abusive or retaliatory acts by their employers after seeking workers’ compensation.

What does investigation of unpaid wage claims look like?

As a worker in New Jersey, you deserve financial compensation for the services you provide. Unfortunately, there may be some cases in which you don't get your fair pay. If you have unpaid wages or back pay that you're working to recover, here is what to expect from an investigation into your claims.

Can an emotional injury come with physical effects?

You have a challenge ahead of you after suffering an injury at work, whether it was physical or emotional. Emotional injuries can be just as traumatizing as physical ones, yet often they are treated as if they are less important or do not have a significant impact. However, you and other New Jersey residents who are experiencing emotional trauma know that the effects can last long after your physical wounds have healed.

What workers need to know about mesothelioma

Many New Jersey workers are at risk for developing mesothelioma, a malignant form of cancer for which there is no cure. As FindLaw explains, mesothelioma is caused by the asbestos fibers that a worker inhales or ingests building up in the linings of his or her lungs, heart and/or abdomen.

What you need to know about asbestos in the workplace

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral found in numerous products and materials with which New Jersey construction workers come into contact on a daily basis. As FindLaw explains, asbestos is known for its excellent insulating ability and resistance to fire and was extensively used in building projects through the 1970s. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 1 million commercial and public buildings contain significant amounts of asbestos.

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