Workers Compensation

12
OCT
2011
Construction accident

Possible OSHA Violations at F&C Professional Railing Corp

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A federal inspection of Plain field-based manufacturer F&C Professional Aluminum Railing Corp. turned up twenty alleged workplace safety and health violations. The inspection began in March and ended in September, and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
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05
OCT
2011
Construction accident

Dangerous Pressurized Canister and Electrical Hazards at Missa Bay Result in Fines

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Swedesboro food manufacturer Missa Bay, LLC has been given citations for a number of safety violations following an OSHA inspection. It could be issued fines upwards of $50,000. Missa Bay, which packages and sells boxed, prepackaged salads and fruit selections, employs over 80...
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28
SEP
2011
Construction accident

Toxic Substances: Benzene

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In previous blog posts, we have discussed the hazards of working with toxic chemicals such as asbestos and the medical conditions associated with it.  Many workers are routinely exposed to toxic substances, and if you are concerned that you may have been exposed, you may be...
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21
SEP
2011
Construction accident

Toxic Substances in the Workplace: Asbestos

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There are many jobs where workers are routinely exposed to toxic substances without knowing it. This can result in severe injury or illness in the long term.  If you have been exposed to chemicals such as asbestos, you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits.  A...
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14
SEP
2011
Construction accident

New Jersey Manufacturer busted by OSHA for Workplace Hazards

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may fine SAFAS Corporation, a New Jersey company that manufactures imitation granite, around $135,000 for numerous safety regulation violations. The workplace hazards that may lead to these fines include leaking chemicals,...
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13
SEP
2011
Construction accident

ARE FUNERAL COSTS COVERED BY EMPLOYER’S WORKER’S COMPENSATION POLICY

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If an employee/worker dies because of a work related injury then the employer, through its workers’ compensation carrier, will pay $3,500.00 funeral costs in addition to other workers’ compensation benefits. See, N.J.S. 34:15-13.
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02
SEP
2011
Construction accident

Union County Workers Compensation Court Information (Elizabeth District Office)

If you are employed in New Jersey and a resident of Union County then your Workers’ Compensation case, more likely then not, will be heard in Elizabeth, New Jersey, specifically: 295 North Broad Street, 2nd floor Elizabeth, NJ 07208 telephone #: (908) 820-3062 fax #: (908)...
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01
AUG
2011
Construction accident

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Gives General Overview of the Uninsured Employers Fund

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What happens if you’ve been injured on the job, but your employer does not provide workers’ compensation insurance in direct violation of New Jersey law? Can you still recover some benefits or compensation for your injuries? In this article, New Jersey workers’ compensation...
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29
JUL
2011
Construction accident

The Process of Getting Your New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits Through the Uninsured Employers Fund (Part 2)

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Continued from Part 1. If you’ve been injured in your workplace and your employer is found to be uninsured for workers’ compensation insurance, your case will go to a hearing in a selected court villeinage. The Uninsured Employers Fund will be assigned an attorney to...
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27
JUL
2011
Construction accident

The Process of Getting Your New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits Through the Uninsured Employers Fund (Part 1)

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If your employer fails to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage and you’re injured on the job, you may still recover medical costs and temporary disability benefits through the Uninsured Employers Fund. In order to do so, you or your New Jersey workers’ compensation...
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