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.
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.
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.
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.
If your job in New Jersey requires frequent use of a ladder, you likely use it plenty of times in a work shift while barely considering the dangers unique to ladders. Unfortunately, all it takes is one incident to cost your health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.