Workers Compensation

11
JUL
2016
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Think You Know the Truth about Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud?

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Workers’ comp insurance fraud is very real. And, it comes in many varieties. Not just from claimants. Employers are sometimes guilty as well. You may be surprised when we provide you with some details. As you most likely know, the construction trades don’t always offer steady...
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23
MAY
2016
Work Injury Claim Form

What Happens When Other People Cause Your Work Injuries?

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Who caused your work injuries?  We guarantee you that this is something that the workers’ compensation company will be looking at when they evaluate your case.  They have some very important reasons for doing so.  As personal injury lawyers, it’s crucial that we know as well...
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18
APR
2016
workplace accident

What You Need to Know if an Accident Causes Blindness

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Ramon was a hard worker and did maintenance for a local luxury apartment building. He ventured into the stairwell and started wiping down the walls. Unfortunately, Ramon slipped on a wet substance. It threw him down the cement stairs and into the cinder block wall. The accident...
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23
MAR
2016
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Casual Workers not entitled to Workers’ Comp Benefits

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Talk to most hard workers and they will tell you that there is absolutely nothing casual about the tediousness aspects of their tasks. Why therefore are casual workers not entitled to workers’ comp benefits? Do you even know what the term means as far as the law? Is the concept...
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10
FEB
2016
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Can you really be Permanently Disabled and Still Work?

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It is a question that appears incomprehensible to many workers and employees.  Can you really be permanently disabled and still work?  The answer is yes.  For one, under New Jersey workers’ compensation laws, not all persons found to qualify for permanent disability are totally...
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30
MAR
2015
Fall and slip

No Workers Comp Benefits for Fall in Business Lobby

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In a recent unpublished opinion of the New Jersey Appellate Division, the court ruled against a worker who fell in the lobby of her employer’s building. Burke v. Investors Bank, No. A-1551-13T1, (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 16, 2015) states that there were no workers...
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12
DEC
2014
Disabled Rehabilitation

NJ Workers Compensation Permanent Disability Benefits Schedule

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In a prior blog, we advised our readers of certain remunerations available for work-related accidents. Injured workers may be entitled to either partial or total permanent disability benefits. New Jersey Workers Compensation uses a permanent disability benefits schedule as its...
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10
DEC
2014
Construction accident

Going and Coming Rule in Workers’ Compensation

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Is it considered a work-related accident if you are injured when commuting to work? It depends. Workers’ compensation law covers this issue in what is known as the “going and coming” rule. The employer is not necessarily responsible for workers’ compensation benefits to employees...
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19
NOV
2014
Construction accident

What is a Section 20 in Workers’ Compensation?

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What happens if your work-related accident is contested? Have you heard the term “Section 20” and wondered how it applied to workers’ compensation? Although most workers’ compensation cases are very straightforward, there are exceptions. Ever wonder how disputed cases are handled...
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20
SEP
2013
Construction accident

Difference In Value In a Personal Injury versus a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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If you are injured in a work-related accident, your New Jersey injury lawyer may advise you to file a personal injury claim, a workers’ compensation claim, or both. Because each of type claim entitles you to different benefits, the value of your claim or the monetary compensation...
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