Workers Compensation

26
DEC
2011
Fall and slip

Social media viewed in light of a personal injury and/or workers’ compensation case

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Today more and more individuals are “on” the web, but more importantly, have become social media fanatics. In fact, the social media craze has spiked drastically in the last two years. See http://www.google.com/trends?q=social+media. Has social media impacted the...
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26
DEC
2011
Construction accident

Ergonomic Issues Related to Pulling or Pushing Heavy Loads

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Electrical and construction workers often face ergonomic issues when transporting heavy loads and equipment around work-sites and shops. Using unsafe handling methods constantly can lead to long-term injury and disabilities that prevents you from working in the future. If you are...
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21
DEC
2011
Construction accident

Workplace-Related Injuries in Warehouses and Storage Facilities

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Warehouse and storage facility employees are often required to transport heavy materials as part of their job responsibilities. These loads can be as much as 80 to 100 pounds and are usually placed onto pallets for further transport. Employees might suffer serious injury while on...
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16
DEC
2011
Construction accident

Maintaining Good Body Posture to Prevent Workplace Injuries

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Many workplaces require employees to sit for prolonged periods at a computer workstation, without informing them that sitting with the wrong posture can lead to serious injury in the long term. These injuries might not be covered under workers’ compensation insurance policies, so...
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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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