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Worker’s injury in explosion leads to large settlement

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A worker, an electrician’s assistant, who was injured in an explosion at a warehouse in Middlesex, New Jersey, settled his lawsuit for over $3 million. The case illustrates principles that workers on construction or other projects should keep in mind. You can file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer for an injury you suffer […]

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Workers’ compensation and carpal tunnel syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of the wrist that is caused by repetitive movements. It is common and can be considered a work-related injury in some cases. If those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome can prove that job duties indeed caused the condition, they may be eligible for compensation. Carpal tunnel syndrome […]

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New Jersey’s “Premises Rule” and Workers’ Compensation

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When a worker is hurt on the job and files a workers’ compensation claim, does it matter where the injury occurs? Of course, yes, it does. In New Jersey, the “premises rule” protects workers wherever they are performing their required duties or on employer-owned or controlled properties and areas. Before the premises rule existed, New […]

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New Jersey woman awarded $1.6 million for spinal surgery caused by rear end crash

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In 2013, a New Jersey woman was rear ended by a negligent driver. Although the damage to both vehicles were minor, the woman nonetheless suffered from neck and back injuries. The injury to the her cervical (neck) spine was more severe and required a significant amount of treatment. Cervical spine injuries, or more commonly known […]

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Robots or cobots causing injuries to workers

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Workers and robots – or cobots – work side-by-side in some factories and distribution centers. Accidents will inevitably happen. A robot in an Amazon warehouse in Robbinsville, New Jersey, punctured a can of bear repellant, exposing over 50 employees to fumes. Workers experienced difficulty breathing and burning throats and eyes. Two dozen of the workers […]

Petrillo and Goldberg attorneys named “Awesome Attorneys” by South Jersey magazine

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Attorneys Steven Petrillo and Scott Goldberg of Pennsauken, New Jersey law firm Petrillo and Goldberg have been named to South Jersey magazine’s list of “Awesome Attorneys” for 2018 in the Personal Injury Law category. This is a particularly high honor as it is based on the nominations and votes of South Jersey magazine readers. As […]

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Products Amazon ships create danger to workers at distribution centers

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Consumers can order just about anything they want from Amazon. Some products, such as bleach cleaners and hair spray, create a danger to Amazon’s employees in the event of an accident. A can of bear repellant fell from a shelf at an Amazon warehouse in Robbinsville, New Jersey, exposing over 50 workers to fumes. A […]

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Rights of workers injured by a fire or explosion

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Burn injuries are risks to employees, particularly those who work as firefighters, electricians, construction workers and cooks. A fire at a fireworks company in the Franklin Township in New Jersey injured an employee. Employees who suffer injuries in fires at work can recover under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law. The blaze occurred at Pyrotecnico, a […]

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Rights of a longshore worker who is killed or injured on the job

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Longshore workers and harbor construction workers have dangerous jobs, working around cargo cranes and huge containers. A New Jersey man was killed while working on a ship docked in the Delaware River when two steel planks fell on him. What compensation is available to the family of a longshore worker killed while working in a […]

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Injured workers in rural area more likely to be given opioids, study says

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A study conducted by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that workers from areas classified as rural or very rural were 25 percent more likely to be prescribed an opioid pain medication after a work injury. The study also showed that those in the construction and mining industries and those who are employed at smaller […]