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If I Am Injured At Work, Do I Have To Use The Company’s Doctors?

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In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, if you are injured at work, you have the right to seek medical treatment for your injuries. However, the specific requirements for medical treatment vary between the two states. As an initial matter, whenever you are involved in a workplace accident or injured at your place of employment, it is […]

Workers’ compensation benefits are just one of the rights that a New Jersey bill seeks to protect for temporary and contract workers.

New Jersey Legislature Continues Battle Over Temp Workers’ Rights

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Employees in New Jersey have the right to file for workers’ compensation if they’re injured on the job. Temporary and contract workers, however, often cannot access workers’ compensation benefits if they’re injured working alongside an employee in the same conditions.  Workers’ compensation benefits are just one of the rights that a New Jersey bill seeks […]

If I Am Injured At Work, Should I Report It To My Employer? If I Do, What Do I Do If My Employer Ignores My Injury?

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New Jersey and Pennsylvania have a workers’ compensation system in place which is designed to provide benefits/compensation to employees who are injured on the job. However, to utilize the system if you are injured at work, certain procedures need to be followed and the failure to do so could negatively impact your ability to receive […]

While work injuries can occur in any occupation in Camden County, New Jersey, certain industries are known to have higher rates of fatal workplace accidents.

BLS Report Reveals Top Causes of Fatal Work Injuries in Camden County

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While work injuries can occur in any occupation in Camden County, New Jersey, certain industries are known to have higher rates of fatal workplace accidents. When a worker is killed on the job, their surviving family members have the right to pursue compensation for their death. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) […]

Medical history is critical to the outcome of a New Jersey workers' compensation claim. Although it seems intrusive, injured workers may need to disclose their medical records to avoid compensation challenges.

Medical Records in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Those who suffer injuries or develop an illness in the workplace may file a claim under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation laws. The law allows injured or sick workers, or their beneficiaries, to use benefits for medical treatment, income replacement, new job training, long-term disability benefits, and reasonable funeral expenses. Securing these benefits requires the injured […]

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I’ve Been Injured In An Accident, What Is My Case Worth?

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This is often the first question clients ask personal injury attorneys. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to answer because there are many factors that go into that determination. There is no specific mechanism or formula to determine the value of a personal injury claim because every case is different. Depending on who is looking at the […]

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. […]

The number of New Jersey workers who belong to a union fell to the lowest rate on record in 2022, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released on January 30.

New Jersey Union Membership Drops to Record Low in 2022 

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The number of New Jersey workers who belong to a union fell to the lowest rate on record in 2022, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released on January 30. Last year, 14.9 percent of wage and salary workers in the state were union members, a decline from 16.2 percent in […]

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 […]