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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.

5 workplace hazards that cause most workers' compensation claims

New Jersey employers are responsible for keeping their workers safe and healthy on the job. Unfortunately, many employers disregard many federal or state safety standards because of the misguided belief that compliance might affect the bottom line. Learning more about the safety hazards that cause most injuries could help workers to mitigate those dangers and stay safe with no need to file workers' compensation claims.

Workers' compensation: Toxic fumes kill restaurant manager

The list of chemicals used in the hospitality industry in New Jersey and across the country is endless. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict safety standards and guidelines for the labeling, storage and usage of hazardous chemicals. However, workers' compensation records show that preventable accidents continue to cause injuries and even fatalities.

Workers' compensation claims will likely follow electrocution

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into a fatal workplace accident that occurred in New Jersey on a recent Friday morning. The incident happened at a worksite in Woodbridge Township shortly before 8 a.m. One worker lost his life, and two others suffered severe injuries, and workers' compensation benefits claims will likely follow.

Dealing with crush injuries

New Jersey construction workers face many unique dangers. One possible risk a worker can face on the job is that of a crush injury, which can cause huge amounts of damage to the entire body and result in a long and potentially painful recovery period.

How can you protect your hands from repetitive stress injuries?

Regardless of the work you do in New Jersey, whether you perform manual labor or have an office job, you may be at work for repetitive stress injury to your hands and wrists. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the symptoms of repetitive stress injuries to the hands include numbness, tingling, weakness, stiffness, swelling and sensitivity to variations in temperature. If you experience symptoms such as these, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If you believe your condition to be work-related, you should also take immediate steps to file a workers' compensation claim. 

What dangers do forklifts pose?

New Jersey construction site workers like you deal with plenty of dangerous machines, equipment and objects every day. Unfortunately, that comes with some measure of risk. Today, Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., will examine the risks inherent in the use of forklifts and how they can harm you.

Will workers’ compensation cover me for an off-worksite accident?

Many people are considered to be at work even if they perform work-related activities off the clock or away from their place of employment. You and other New Jersey residents may wonder if workers’ compensation applies for an accident that occurs before or after hours or offsite.

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