Workers Compensation

02
DEC
2011
Construction accident

DuPont to Pay $500,000 in Damages in Whistleblower Lawsuit

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DuPont Chamber Works is to pay out $500,000 in damages to a Millville man after a New Jersey Superior Appellate Court ruled in his favor. The plaintiff, John Seddon, had sued the chemical company after employees retaliated against him for reporting a potential safety hazard in...
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30
NOV
2011
Construction accident

“Struck By” Injuries and Deaths

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Construction workers are at very high risk of “struck by” injuries and deaths. The prevalence of heavy equipment, vehicles, and building materials on construction sites result in a large number of unsafe work environments and worker fatalities. If you are concerned your workplace...
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28
NOV
2011
Construction accident

Eye and Face Protection

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In a previous post, a New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney discussed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations concerning the proper training and use of personal protective equipment such as eye and face protection. Employers who do not adhere to these...
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25
NOV
2011
Construction accident

OSHA Regulations Regarding Eye and Face Protection

Employers who don’t follow the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for employee protection may be liable for severe penalties and subject to workers’ compensation lawsuits. Workers in hazardous environments are required to wear appropriate eye...
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23
NOV
2011
Construction accident

Can an Employer retaliate against an Employee claiming Workers Comp benefits?

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According to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law, an employee/worker injured at work is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Some employees/workers may feel reluctant to file for workers compensation benefits believing his/her job may be placed in jeopardy...
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09
NOV
2011
Suspicious Shop Blast Explosion In Rozelle Sydney

Emergency Action Plans – Evacuations

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Almost every business is required to have an emergency action plan (EAP). An EAP is a written document required by particular OSHA standards. The purpose of an EAP is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies. Well-developed emergency...
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05
NOV
2011
Construction accident

Preventing Workplace Injuries, Part 1

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Workplace injuries are a serious and frequent occurrence; sadly, most are preventable. It is estimated that every day, 165 people in America die from occupational diseases, and 18 more people die from a workplace-related injury. Additionally, more than 30,000 workers every day...
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02
NOV
2011
Fall and slip

OSHA Requirements for Clean Floors

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Slip-and-fall injuries are among the most common causes of New Jersey workplace injuries. Employees have certain requirements when it comes to preventing these types of injuries. These requirements are regulated by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety...
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26
OCT
2011
Constuction

OSHA Cites Illescas Brothers Construction for Safety Violations

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A company in Paterson, New Jersey has been cited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for twelve safety violations it had committed while conducting masonry work on a home in Fort Lee. The proposed penalties for the company are more than $65,000. OSHA...
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19
OCT
2011
Businessman Analyzing Document

The Truth Behind Workers’ Compensation Fraud

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One of the main excuses that insurance companies use to give you the runaround is the thread of workers’ compensation fraud. They may say that they are justified in being resistant to paying your claim because of this threat. However, the fact is that workers’ compensation fraud...
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