Workers Compensation

06
NOV
2011
doctor shaking hands

What if the employer’s medical doctor terminates a worker’s medical treatment prematurely

According to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law, an employee injured at work must receive appropriate medical treatment to alleviate or fix the employee’s disability to maximum medical improvement.  According to New Jersey law, the employer is afforded the sole task...
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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
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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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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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