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Does Workers’ Comp Cover a Torn Meniscus?

A workers’ comp lawyer serving New Jersey explains how the system works Workers’ compensation benefits can be a lifeline after sustaining a serious injury on the job. This is especially true if you’re suffering from a torn meniscus sustained at work. Your injured knee is likely in a lot of pain. You’re probably having trouble...

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Amazon partnership aims to reduce workplace injuries

Amazon has announced a partnership with the National Safety Council to find ways to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – a common injury among its workers that has led to countless workers' compensation claims in New Jersey and throughout the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines MSDs as “injuries or disorders of the...

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'Top 10' most cited OSHA violations of 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released preliminary data for its top 10 most cited violations for 2020. The list remained unchanged from 2019, with one exception — ladder violations rose from No. 6 to No. 5. It should be of no surprise that these violations are also the leading causes of workplace...

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Can I collect workers' compensation for hearing loss?

There are many workers who spend hours in noisy environments in order to earn a living. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 22 million American workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job each year. In addition, occupational hearing loss has been deemed "one of the most common...

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Workplace Injuries Linked to Heavy lifting

Injuries from lifting heavy objects usually take place under a pair of circumstances. First, you may be asked to lift a particularly heavy object that causes an injury – a one-time task. Second, you may regularly lift heavy objects – ongoing work that becomes injurious through wear and tear. In either case, according to the...

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Preventing workplace injuries linked to flammable chemicals

Many workplace injuries and deaths are linked to exposure to flammable chemicals, fires and explosions. We often hear about explosions that happen due to improper storage of flammable materials. One particular incident that made international headlines was the August 4 explosion that happened in Beirut. Roughly 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was improperly stored at...

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NJ lawmakers introduce legislation that would impact workers' comp cases & third party claims

New Jersey lawmakers recently introduced legislation that would remove limitations on lawsuit costs and attorneys' fees relating to third-party workplace injury claims. Senate Bill 2721 was introduced by Democratic Senator Nicholas Scutari on July 28, 2020. Currently, there is a $750 cap on reductions of workers' compensation liens related to costs required in third-party liability...

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