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Court rules employee gets compensation after accident during commute leaves him injured

Court rules employee gets compensation after accident during commute leaves him injured

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An employee’s drive to work can be considered compensable, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey ruled in a unique, unreported case. During a snowstorm, Friends Village at Woodstown kitchen worker Antoine Minter alerted his supervisor, the executive chef, that he would not be able to make his shift because Minter’s regular […]

Pennsylvania governor vetoes workers’ compensation bill

Pennsylvania governor vetoes workers’ compensation bill

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Democratic Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have restricted the types of prescription drugs injured workers receive. Senate Bill 936 called for a list of pre-approved drugs that could be prescribed under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation program. Supporters included insurance companies and business groups that said the bill could curb opioid abuse and […]

New Jersey workers’ compensation statute applies to employees and employers

New Jersey workers’ compensation statute applies to employees and employers

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Lawyers for workers’ compensation carriers frequently make fraud arguments, and in some instances, succeed in terminating workers’ benefits. However, injured workers do not generally file claims alleging fraud against employers and/or their insurance companies, who habitually and incorrectly deny benefits to injured employees. The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Fraud Statute is applicable to employees and […]

Temporary disability benefits in New Jersey

Temporary disability benefits in New Jersey

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Workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey are controlled by N.J.S.A. 34:15, et seq. If you become injured in the workplace in New Jersey, among the benefits to which you are entitled are temporary disability benefits. If you suffer an injury in the workplace, and the doctor who is authorized to treat you, states that you […]

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How to find the best personal injury lawyer in Camden, New Jersey

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If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, having experienced legal representation is essential as you try to recover and get your life back in order. Picking the right personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in receiving the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering […]

Negligence by construction company leads to collapsed wall, employee fatality and injury

Negligence by construction company leads to collapsed wall, employee fatality and injury

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Onekey LLC, a company for managing and developing construction, has been summoned by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to establish safeguards and training for employees that were exposed to crushing hazards from the collapse of a concrete retaining wall. From the death of one and the injury […]

Court refuses workers’ comp for firefighter who fell in work skirmish

Court refuses workers’ comp for firefighter who fell in work skirmish

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When a volunteer firefighter suffered from serious head trauma after a clash over horseplay, a state appellate court ruled that he could not recover damages with workers’ compensation. Jamie Benimadho fell during a disagreement in a parking lot, striking his head against the pavement. From the incident he suffered hemorrhages, traumatic brain injury and a […]

Santander confronts allegations of unpaid overtime and sexual harassment in class action whistleblower lawsuit

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A prior Santander bank branch manager has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the bank refused to compensate its employees for working overtime. Plaintiff, Crystal Sanchez, filed a federal lawsuit in August in New Jersey’s U.S. District Court, claiming that she was persuaded to work more than 40 hours per week without compensation to make […]

Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation for worker who contracted Legionnaires’ Disease

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A Pennsylvania court ruled that a man who became disabled after developing Legionnaires’ Disease, is entitled to workers’ compensation and medical benefits. Shawn Gillen said he contracted Legionnaires’ Disease as a result of exposure to contaminated water while he was performing his job responsibilities at Nestle USA Inc. According to court records, Gillen was stationed […]

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Settlement of labor law accusations against six South Jersey gas stations

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According to their U.S. Labor Department, the proprietors of six South Jersey gas stations will pay over $460,000 to employees who worked 70 hours per week for an amount below the minimum wage, and received no compensation for overtime. USA Gas station owners Prabhit Singh and Harbir Piar were alleged to have violated the department’s […]