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When You Should Represent Yourself or Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Represent Yourself or Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer If you’ve suffered a work injury or developed an occupational disease, it may be tempting to bypass the seemingly intimidating legal system and attempt to represent yourself in your workers’ compensation case. You may be motivated to save money by not paying legal fees, or by lack … Continue reading “When You Should Represent Yourself or Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer”

Be Careful What You Post Online After Sustaining A Work Injury

Be Careful What You Post Online After a Work Injury   Apart from being connected to our near and dear ones and knowing what is going on in each other’s lives, today the information available on social media can sometimes work against us. You can unknowingly jeopardize your chances of employment if your employer finds … Continue reading “Be Careful What You Post Online After Sustaining A Work Injury”

What to Know About a Work Injury Caused by Third Party Negligence

What you should know about injuries caused by third-party negligence? Recently my friend Paul (a limousine driver) met with an accident. His limousine was rear-ended by a truck. Thanks to heavy traffic the impact was not too much but, my friend suffered some serious back injuries which will keep him out of work for at … Continue reading “What to Know About a Work Injury Caused by Third Party Negligence”

The Workers’ Compensation Hearing Procedure for Injured Workers

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Hearing Procedures Most workers’ compensation cases result in a settlement between the injured worker, the employer, and their insurer. Settlements can be primarily of two types; settlements for a level of permanency under Section 22 or a full sum settlement under Section 20.   What to do in Case of a … Continue reading “The Workers’ Compensation Hearing Procedure for Injured Workers”

The Evolution and History of the Workers’ Compensation Law

Through the centuries, the definitions of words have changed, going through a metamorphosis. They have also developed synonyms and slang terms. This occurs in any industry and for any product. For example, the word automobile became auto and then a car. They mean the mean the same thing. However, a person may use “auto” while … Continue reading “The Evolution and History of the Workers’ Compensation Law”

NJ Construction Workers Often Suffer Back-Related Work Injury

New Jersey Construction Workers Often Suffer Back-Related Work Injuries   Construction workers are vulnerable to work-related back injuries. Working at construction sites is a physically taxing job, that is a known fact. It involves a lot of heavy lifting, lugging big loads, bending at awkward angles and also involves the risk of falling from heights. … Continue reading “NJ Construction Workers Often Suffer Back-Related Work Injury”

Understanding the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Process

The NJ Workers’ Compensation Process It’s a well-known fact that laws differ from state to state, and workers’ compensation laws are no different. If you are residing in the state of New Jersey and get injured at work, then here is what you need to be aware of when you are filing for a workers’ … Continue reading “Understanding the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Process”

Governor Christie’s Impacts on Workers’ Compensation in NJ

These are the new laws that have been put in place by Governor Christie which has had impacts on workers’ compensation in New Jersey. Opioid Law Governor Chris Christie on February 15, 2017, signed a new law that is meant to regulate opioid prescription. Also, by signing the new law, he has mandated insurance coverage … Continue reading “Governor Christie’s Impacts on Workers’ Compensation in NJ”

The Most Important Facts About Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey

The History of Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey The State of New Jersey leads all other states in the United States for encouraging and advocating the law and legislation related to safeguarding workers rights. The workers’ compensation law came into effect in this state in the year 1911, primarily for safeguarding injured workers. Prior to … Continue reading “The Most Important Facts About Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey”

What is Workers’ Compensation and How Does it Help Your Claim

What is Workers’ Compensation? You might have heard about several incidents about employees getting injured at work. Work-related injuries are inescapable despite several precautionary measures adopted by the employer. Ryan, an employee at a private manufacturing unit, injured himself while trying to operate an ‘out of order’ machine. He was not aware that the machine … Continue reading “What is Workers’ Compensation and How Does it Help Your Claim”