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Injured employee denied workers’ compensation

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If an employee is injured while walking to and from the lot, is the injury covered by workers’ compensation? Emily Manuel worked as a nurse at a New Jersey medical center. The medical center rented parking spaces in a lot across the street from the center. It deducted a fee from the pay of employees […]

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Employer’s liability for injuries during treatment for a work injury

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What happens when an employee being treated for a work injury claims to suffer another injury during the treatment? The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey recently considered this issue. Priscilla Robinson, a flight attendant, fractured her wrist at work. Robinson underwent physical therapy for her injury. She contended that she tore […]

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Most Common Work-Related Illnesses

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Every day workers are hurt at their places of employment. Even more workers are exposed to dangerous substances that cause potentially lifelong diseases and acute illnesses. Here are some of the most common occupational illnesses that generate workers’ compensation claims: Hearing loss — This is the most common occupational disease thanks to dangerous levels of […]

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Injured Benjamin Franklin Bridge Worker Case Not Actionable in Pennsylvania

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A workers’ compensation case involving a man who was injured while working as a painter on the Ben Franklin Bridge cannot be litigated in Pennsylvania, says Commonwealth Court panel. The man sustained injuries to his wrist after he fell while painting the bridge. Pennsylvania and New Jersey jointly own the bridge. Because the man was […]