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Workers’ Compensation: Why Hiring a Lawyer to Help is the Best Option

Workers’ Compensation: Why Hiring a Lawyer to Help is the Best Option If you have been injured at work and are wondering if you should hire a lawyer or represent yourself, you must consider the complexities of your case before deciding. In a case where your injuries are minor (a sprain, a twisted ankle, a … Continue reading “Workers’ Compensation: Why Hiring a Lawyer to Help is the Best Option”

Statute Of Limitations in a NJ Workers’ Comp “Occupational Disease”

Statute Of Limitations in a NJ Workers’ Comp “Occupational Disease” Claim Occupational injuries may not always be apparent immediately. If your job is physically demanding or requires you to be in extreme environmental conditions or involves long hours of repetitive work, your chances of contracting an occupational injury is higher.   According to data from … Continue reading “Statute Of Limitations in a NJ Workers’ Comp “Occupational Disease””

Workers’ Compensation for the Most Common Workplace Injuries

  Most Common Workplace Injuries Serious work injuries or getting hurt at work have become very common nowadays. There are numerous accidents that keep occurring more often these days across all professions. Even though the type of injury may vary from industry to industry but the resulting effects are almost the same.   According to … Continue reading “Workers’ Compensation for the Most Common Workplace Injuries”

The Importance of Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Quickly

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Quickly If you are a worker who was hurt on the job, then it can be traumatic for you as well as your co-workers and the employer. Giving the injury proper medical attention takes first priority, of course. But, post that, it is important that the second step of filing … Continue reading “The Importance of Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Quickly”

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”