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  • Remedy for parking lot accident is workers compensation claim

    August 17, 2012

    Determining whether an accident occurred on or off the job can sometimes determine in what manner an individual should be compensated in a lawsuit. An accident in a New Jersey parking lot involving two separate employees reveals just how complex the area of workers’ compensation can be. A female employee drove to work and parked […]

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  • A 20-year old New Jersey worker is electrocuted

    August 06, 2012

    A New Jersey utility worker was recently electrocuted while on the job when he came into contact with a downed power line that turned out to be live. The accident occurred in Monmouth County, and the worker in question was 20-years old. The worker was an apprentice lineman for the power company. County and federal […]

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  • Two construction workers killed in crane collapse

    July 19, 2012

    New Jersey employees must be protected from suffering a work accident involving injury or death while on the job. This is true even for those workers who are employed in dangerous industries such as construction. Though construction workers may be particularly at risk of suffering a serious injury while on the job, this does not […]

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  • New Jersey worker injured while carrying object

    July 05, 2012

    Ridgewood is just a 15 minute drive away from Rochelle Park. There, a longtime sanitation department worker injured himself while performing his day-to-day duties during a work-related accident. The worker was carrying a porcelain toilet. When he accidently dropped the toilet, the porcelain shattered and resulted in severe lacerations to the worker’s leg. The laceration […]

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  • City worker struck by motor vehicle

    June 19, 2012

    City municipal workers are often exposed to dangers on the job because other drivers on the road fail to pay close attention to their presence. A sanitation worker from New Rochelle, right across the New Jersey border, was injured when a driver attempted to drive around the sanitation truck while striking the sanitation worker. The […]

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  • Injured workers often denied the right to choose their doctors

    May 28, 2012

    Under the state’s workers’ compensation laws, New Jersey is one of a number of states that allows employers to direct the medical care of injured workers and choose the medical providers. Though physicians in New Jersey are free to charge their usual rates to patients covered by workers’ compensation, physicians that do not comply with […]

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  • New Jersey roofers injured by vat of acid

    May 10, 2012

    The nationally publicized story of the New Jersey roofer trying to save a co-worker who had just fallen into a vat of acid hopefully will bring heightened attention regarding worker safety concerns. Both received work-related injuries as one worker fell through a roof and into a vat of acid, and another worker suffered burns in […]

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  • Ruling concerns fraudulent denial of workers’ compensation claims

    April 24, 2012

    A federal court’s ruling concerning workers’ compensation claims and denial of benefits could have consequences in New Jersey as well. It was held by the court that too often injured workers were denied such claims because insurance companies and doctors conspired together by coming up with fraudulent medical reports that were favorable to the employer’s […]

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  • Injured railroad worker wins million dollar verdict

    April 05, 2012

    Metro-North Railroad, with ties to New Jersey, was on the wrong side of a jury verdict that awarded an injured man more than $1 million in punitive damages. There were actually two components to this lawsuit: (1) the worker was injured in a workplace accident when a rail tie fell on his foot and broke […]

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  • Jumping hoops in filing workers’ claims

    March 22, 2012

    There are a number of reasons as to why injured workers might want to contact an attorney experienced in the area of Workers’ Compensation law. The Workers’ Compensation laws are complex and such workers may miss out on opportunities to collect for their injuries if the paperwork is not filled out correctly or timely filed. […]

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