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New Jersey changed its labor laws to make it easier for the state’s Department of Labor to crack down on unsafe work conditions and unfair treatment of workers.

New Jersey Issues Stop-Work Orders to Prevent Injury, Exploitation

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In 2019, New Jersey changed its labor laws to make it easier for the state’s Department of Labor to crack down on unsafe work conditions and unfair treatment of workers. Since then, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued seventy-one stop-work orders. Most of the orders issued to date went to construction companies. […]

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Involved In An Automobile Accident?

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What you do immediately following an automobile accident may significantly affect your chance of receiving compensation for injuries suffered in that accident. After ensuring your own well-being, the most important things you can do involve memorializing the accident and the scene to the greatest extent possible. Even if the other party is clearly at fault, […]

When Renee was hit and killed in the motor vehicle accident, she traveled to work to begin her shift as a public safety telecommunicator

New Jersey State Police Employee Dies In Car Crash While Driving to Work

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On February 23, 2018, Renee Wright was on her way to work at the New Jersey State Police when she was killed in a car crash. A 17-year-old driver struck Wright’s Hyundai after failing to yield to traffic. The impact of the collision caused Wright’s vehicle to spin. The Hyundai was then hit by another […]

While nothing can bring back a loved one from a tragic accident, grieving families may be able to get help

What Are a Family’s Options Following a Fatal Workplace Accident?

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Losing a loved one in a workplace accident is always a tough time for any family. However, thousands of families are confronted with this very reality every year. While nothing can bring back a loved one from a tragic accident, grieving families may be able to get help. Hiring an attorney can help ensure they […]

New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) formally asked Governor Phil Murphy to use his executive powers to nullify a 2020 law that created a presumption that essential workers’ who developed COVID-19 were exposed at work

Business Association Asks NJ Governor to Reverse Presumption that Essential Employee’s COVID-19 Was Work-Related

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New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) formally asked Governor Phil Murphy to use his executive powers to nullify a 2020 law that created a presumption that essential workers’ who developed COVID-19 were exposed at work. This has been a critical help for the thousands of New Jersey workers who contracted COVID-19 over the past […]

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released workplace injury data from 2020

New Jersey Workplace Accident Data from 2020

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released workplace injury data from 2020. While 2020 was indeed a challenging year in many regards, it was challenging for those who suffered workplace accidents. Following a workplace accident, injured workers face additional stress and financial worry on top of those they are already dealing with due to the COVID-19 […]

fault can play a role in a workplace accident in a few ways

How Fault Plays into a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim

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The New Jersey workers’ compensation program is commonly referred to as a no-fault system because injured workers do not need to prove that someone else was responsible for their injuries to obtain benefits. However, fault can play a role in a workplace accident in a few ways. What Happens if an Employer Is at Fault […]

Here are some of the most important things to remember if you have been injured on the job.

Steps to Take After a New Jersey Workplace Accident

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Getting injured at work is something that few workers think about. However, workplace injuries are pretty standard. In fact, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, approximately three percent of all employees suffered some workplace injury. Roughly seventy percent of these accidents resulted in a worker missing one […]

a fatal accident happened when a garbage truck hit a woman crossing the street, causing the victim to die at the scene

New Jersey Woman Hit and Killed by Vehicle While Walking to Work

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A fatal accident happened when a garbage truck hit a woman crossing the street, causing the victim to die at the scene. When the collision occurred, the woman was in the crosswalk area. She was on her way to work, where she was the head of maintenance at a local gym. Workers’ compensation is the […]

an industrial accident occurred at a fragrance manufacturing company in Pennsylvania

A Worker at a Fragrance Manufacturing Company Dies After an Industrial Tote Container Struck Him

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On April 2, 2021, an industrial accident occurred at a fragrance manufacturing company in Pennsylvania. An industrial tote container with 330 gallons of liquid inside struck an employee. Emergency services received a call to respond to the injured worker. The first responders found the man and took him to the hospital upon arrival. The 43-year-old […]