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An Account of Workers Compensation Challenges

An Account of Workers Compensation Challenges

If you are injured while at work, you may assume that you will inform your employer of your injuries and have a claim for workers compensation benefits approved to cover your medical expenses and lost wages if you miss work. Unfortunately, not every workers compensation case goes this smoothly and many injured workers experience wrongful … Continue reading An Account of Workers Compensation Challenges

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Appealing a Workers Compensation Denial

Appealing a Workers Compensation Denial

If you’re involved in a workers compensation claim that’s been denied, you know how stressful that can be – not only are you injured but you’re also left without adequate compensation. Workers compensation refers to the insurance that most employers are required to provide for employees who become injured on the job. In general, it … Continue reading Appealing a Workers Compensation Denial

OSHA Policy: Workers Compensation

OSHA Policy: Workers Compensation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency that ensures that employees have a safe and healthy place to work. It also reviews how workplaces handle workplace injuries, including employer policies involving workers’ compensation claims. Earlier this year, OSHA published a new policy rule regarding reporting workplace injuries of which all employers … Continue reading OSHA Policy: Workers Compensation

Workers Comp Claim Procedures

Workers Comp Claim Procedures

Workers compensation exists to provide benefits to individuals in New Jersey who become or injured or ill because of their jobs. However, workers’ compensation benefits do not immediately kick in simply because you are injured. Instead, in order to receive the benefits that you deserve, you must follow certain procedures set out by the New … Continue reading Workers Comp Claim Procedures

Construction Workers Accidents

Construction Workers Accidents

Construction is considered to be one of the most dangerous industries by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) because of the numerous hazards that workers face on a daily basis. According to OSHA, there are four types of construction accidents that can be particularly serious, as they most often cause fatalities. These “fatal four” … Continue reading Construction Workers Accidents

Have you ever Wondered if you Could be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Have you ever Wondered if you Could be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

New Jersey law provides protections for employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses. Most employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance and, when an employee is injured on the job, they can make a claim to receive benefits for medical treatment, wage replacement, and disability payments. The workers’ compensation process can be complex, however, and not … Continue reading Have you ever Wondered if you Could be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The Importance of Having a Specialized Attorney

The Importance of Having a Specialized Attorney

Going through law school is similar to going to medical school; you learn the basics and the fundamentals of practice. Future attorneys, however, do not have to declare a specialty—even after graduation. Lawyers everywhere receive their Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from their law schools before spending months studying for the bar exam. Upon passing the … Continue reading The Importance of Having a Specialized Attorney

Discrimination Claims: Protection from Retaliation

Discrimination Claims: Protection from Retaliation

Experiencing an injury on the job can be devastating. Losing the ability to work, even temporary can be difficult to handle, especially financially. Workers’ Compensation is an insurance that employers provide to their employees to ensure that they will not be sued for the injury. Depending on the injury, you could experience an inability to … Continue reading Discrimination Claims: Protection from Retaliation