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Employers Urged To Reduce Struck-By Accidents

Struck-by accidents in the workplace are among the leading causes of injury and death across various industries, particularly in construction and manufacturing settings. These incidents occur when a worker is hit by moving objects such as vehicles, forklifts, falling or flying objects, or swinging equipment. IHSA publishes guide to prevent struck-by incidents in the workplace...

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Traumatic Brain Injury Hazards on New Jersey Construction Sites

New Jersey records about 12,000 new traumatic brain injuries every year, and many of the victims work in the construction industry. Falling from heights such as roofs, ladders, or scaffolding, being struck by falling objects like tools, materials, or debris, and accidental explosions or fires while working with hazardous materials — these are just a...

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Injuries Caused by Concrete and Cement on New Jersey Construction Sites

New Jersey construction accidents cause many serious injuries and fatalities each year. In fact, New Jersey’s construction industry has one of the highest fatality rates of any state in the country, according to workplace accident statistics compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). How does cement or concrete cause construction injuries or illnesses?...

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Winter Work Hazards: How to Prevent Cold Stress Injuries

Cold weather makes tough, physically demanding jobs even harder. An employee's prolonged exposure to cold weather can quickly lead to cold stress and temperature-related injuries such as hypothermia and frostbite. In New Jersey, workers in these industries are at the highest risk of sustaining a work injury: Construction Transportation Warehousing Maintenance Waterfront, maritime Work injuries...

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New Jersey's Safe Passing Law Promotes Safety for All Road Users

Unlike motorists in enclosed vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vulnerable road users lack the protective barrier of a vehicle structure to absorb the impact in case of a collision. They face direct exposure to vehicles, road surfaces, and various hazards, increasing their vulnerability to severe injuries or even fatalities in accidents. To address this critical...

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What is the Deadline for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in New Jersey?

New Jersey workers who suffer injuries or occupational diseases on the job are protected by the workers' compensation system, granting them access to a variety of benefits. The benefits from a workers' compensation claim can range from medical care to financial compensation and even death benefits for dependents of those fatally injured at work. Workers'...

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New Jersey Ranked Worst State for Driving

The experience of driving varies from state to state. Some provide safer, more straightforward, and less stressful streets than others. Then there's New Jersey. According to a new survey of the best and worst states to drive in, New Jersey is the worst state in the U.S. for drivers. The Garden State has the most...

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Workers' Comp Settlements: Factoring in Future Medical Expenses

Navigating the nuances of workers' compensation in New Jersey can be challenging, especially when it involves long-term medical care or follow-up surgeries. While workers' compensation does cover initial medical expenses for work-related injuries, understanding how it applies to extended or delayed medical needs often requires help from an experienced New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer. A...

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Work Hazards That Put NJ Landscapers at Risk

Landscape, gardening, and groundskeeping workers offer diverse services - everything from tree trimming and lawn care to installing irrigation systems and hardscape construction. However, this broad range exposes workers to various safety hazards. From moving machine parts to extreme heat exposure, falling trees, and handling toxic chemicals, the risks of a terrible or catastrophic work...

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What Age Group Has the Highest Pedestrian Fatality Rate?

In New Jersey, people 65 and older are at a higher risk of being hit by a car. Fatal pedestrian accidents have increased dramatically over the last 10 years nationwide. But a closer look at New Jersey's fatal pedestrian accidents reveals a disturbing problem - older residents are over-represented among victims. In 2021, for example,...

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