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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 […]

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 […]

New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer

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 […]

Long wait for survivor benefits for the spouse of volunteer

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Following the death of Scott Danielson, a member of the Lakeland Ambulance Squad and Andover Borough Councilman, his wife was left with a number of financial setbacks. Although it has been a year and a half since her husband’s death, she has yet to receive survivor benefits from the state. Shortly after her husband’s death, […]

Settlement in retaliation suit grants city employee $75K

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A city worker who claimed he was demoted and terminated after filing two workers’ compensation claims for injuries sustained at work has settled his lawsuit against Galloway for $75,000. Frank Chamberlain stated he received negative reviews from his supervisors and many disciplinary notices after he filed the second workers’ compensation claim in 2011. The suit […]

Lawsuits instead of workers’ compensation

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Increasingly workers and their families are engaging in lawsuits regarding injuries in the workplace. This is especially the case where injured workers believe that actions on the part of the employer are willful violations of safety regulations in the workplace. In a legal agreement referred to as the Grand Bargain, employers promise to compensate workers […]