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Workers' compensation study explores physical therapy

When a New Jersey resident suffers an injury at work, the days and weeks that follow the physical injury may be filled with confusion and frustration. After initial medical treatment, a victim can begin to feel overwhelmed by the recovery process. As household expenses and medical bills begin to stack up, it may be difficult to resist the urge to pretend everything is fine and return to work. Doing so might lead to further or exacerbated injury, and victims may want to consider filing workers' compensation claims that will help cover expenses during the recovery process. 

Workers' compensation: Amputation hazards

Workers in the manufacturing industry will always be at risk of suffering amputation injuries. A significant percentage of workers' compensation benefits claims filed in New Jersey and across the country involve work-related amputation injuries. Employers are responsible for employee safety, which means that all the necessary protective devices must be present on machines and equipment with moving parts.

Will workers' compensation cover those who work from home?

Circumstances have forced many workers in New Jersey and across the country to work from home. How would the workers' compensation system of the state deal with claims for injuries suffered by employees who are telecommuting from home? The answer is that the particular circumstances of each injury will be considered.

Workers' compensation: Human factors increase risk for injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, falls from heights are second on the list of work-related deaths nationwide, including New Jersey. This is also reflected in workers' compensation claims, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says objects dropped from heights also lead to many occupational deaths. The Bureau noted that human factors play a role in a significant number of these incidents.

Deceased worker's family can file workers' compensation claim

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the police are investigating a workplace accident that claimed the life of a construction worker. The surviving family will likely be eligible for death benefits through the New Jersey workers' compensation insurance program. Reportedly, the incident occurred at a northern New Jersey construction site.

Workers' compensation claim will likely follow trench collapse

Trenches are some of the most hazardous places to work. A significant number of workers' compensation claims in New Jersey and elsewhere follow injuries or fatalities that involve cave-ins. The husband of a pregnant woman in New Jersey recently lost his life when a trench in which he was working collapsed.

Workplace falls lead to many workers' compensation claims

One thing about work-related falls is that the severity of the injuries does not depend on the height of the fall. While New Jersey workers wear personal protective equipment when they work in elevated areas, no PPE can protect a worker who slips or trips and falls at ground level. Many of the claims filed for workers' compensation each year involve serious injuries suffered in preventable same-level falls.

Workers' compensation eligibility not affected by OSHA findings

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced the outcome of an investigation into a 2019 workplace accident that caused serious injuries to an employee of a New Jersey aluminum manufacturer. Although investigators found evidence of employer negligence, their findings do not affect the eligibility of injured employees for workers' compensation benefits. The safety agency typically has six months to investigate workplace accidents, but benefits claims can proceed immediately after the accident.

New bill increases workers' compensation coverage for amputations

A measure that was passed by the Assembly in December was recently signed into law. With this, its sponsors, Assembly Democrats Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, aim to provide more compensation for New Jersey workers who have lost limbs in work-related accidents. They noted that this is long overdue because workers' compensation had hardly been updated during the past 40 years.

Workers' compensation: Sheet metal causes serious injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into a workplace accident on a New Jersey work site. A workers' compensation claim will likely follow a recent construction site accident. A 59-year-old construction worker was a member of a construction crew working on a site behind the headquarters of the Franklin Lakes Fire Department. Reportedly, the man was a firefighter in Newark, and Hackensack previously.

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