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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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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 […]

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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 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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Court rules injured man cannot sue coworker over prank gone awry

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A firefighter in Linden, New Jersey was injured on the job in a coworker’s prank gone wrong. He went on to sue the man, but his case was dismissed. Now, an appeals court has upheld the previous dismissal and confirmed that an injured party may not sue for damages over an incident covered by the […]

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Winter weather brings snow, ice and increase in work injuries

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During the winter season, it is important to be mindful of safety during inclement weather. Cold temperatures, snow and ice can all be dangerous. Experts say that these conditions create an increase in work injuries every year. Winter precipitation and icy surfaces caused over 42,480 people to miss at least one day of work due […]

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New Jersey transit granted sovereign immunity

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New Jersey Transit has successfully won an appeals case which granted it sovereign immunity and rescinded an earlier award to a former employee who was injured at work. Quitman Robinson was hurt on the job in 2011 while he was doing railroad maintenance for New Jersey Transit in Morristown. Robinson sued New Jersey Transit for […]

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Workplace illnesses can be hard to prove

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Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law provides coverage for workers who suffer illnesses due to workplace conditions, but those illnesses and their causes are not always apparent. Filing workers’ compensation claims in such instances can threaten job security. Six former workers at a Philadelphia shooting range in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas recently accused the […]