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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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Liability of employee for an on-the-job prank that injures a co-worker

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Some horseplay can be expected at work. Usually, pranks are harmless, but what are the consequences if an employee suffers an injury? A firefighter for the City of Linden was on duty at a firehouse. As he sat down on a toilet in the men’s restroom, he felt an explosion beneath him. Remnants of an […]

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Injuries to workers on construction sites

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Construction workers are at risk of injury each day they report to a jobsite. Recently a crane operator was injured in South Philadelphia in August when the machine he was operating came into contact with a power line. The worker suffered burn injuries. Construction workers can fall from structures like roofs and scaffolds. They operate […]

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First responders among injured in New Jersey multiple-vehicle crash

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A dump truck struck two state troopers who were standing at a vehicle crash scene. The incident started a chain reaction that resulted in injuries to five firefighters and three state troopers. The accident resulted in damage to at least a dozen vehicles, including an ambulance, a fire truck, state police SUVs and a food […]

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Determining when an employee is within the scope of employment proves challenging

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When is an employee within the scope of employment? The question arises when an employee files a workers’ compensation claim. The same question is asked when an employee files a negligence or personal injury action against an employer. Recently, a worker for the Department of Public Works (DPW) for the City of Passaic, New Jersey […]

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Injuries to an over-the-road truck driver while not driving

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Workers’ compensation covers over-the-road truck drivers while they are driving from point A to point B, but not all truck driver’s injuries happen on the road. The driver may fall while stopping to eat lunch or suffer an injury at a hotel. A man who worked for Sangillo as an interstate truck driver was carrying […]

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Recovering workers’ compensation for a knee replacement

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An employee whose work aggravates a preexisting condition to the extent that a knee replacement is necessary can recovery workers’ compensation. Proving work duties caused the aggravation of the condition can be difficult. A man began working in 2007 as a custodian for the Pennsauken Board of Education (Board). He had osteoarthritis before he began […]