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Nicer Weather, More New Jersey Workplace Injuries: How Are Employees Injured Working Outdoors?

By Albert Talone | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are quickly approaching summertime in the Garden State. It’s the season of trips to the Shore, backyard BBQ, family vacations, and simply, being outdoors. It’s also the season with the highest number of workplace injuries in New Jersey and throughout the United States. The United State Bureau of Labor Statistics performed a detailed survey on the seasonality of workplace injuries and events. The nationwide data confirms that at the start of the summer, the overall number of New Jersey workplace injuries rises. In September, the number of New Jersey workplace injuries starts to fall, with a bigger drop in the rate of injury in November. Throughout the winter, specifically in January, there is the fewest number of workplace injuries in the United States. What can explain this increase in New Jersey workplace injuries occurring from June through September? While we can’t directly blame the warmer, nicer weather of the

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Five Steps to Receiving New Jersey Workers Compensation Benefits

By Albert Talone | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development handles every New Jersey workers compensation claim. Regardless of the severity of your injury, the industry of your employer, or complexity of your claim, your case will eventually pass before the same department. However, there are certain steps you must take to make a valid claim, and the process isn’t always as straightforward or simple as you may imagine. Our team at the Law Offices of Albert J. Talone takes you through the five steps to filing a New Jersey workers compensation claim, but simultaneously encourage any injured employee to contact our office for assistance with one or all of these steps. #1: Report Your Injury to a Supervisor The first action you must take after a workplace injury in New Jersey is to inform your employer. Under New Jersey workers compensation law, an employee is required to provide notice of

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Most Common Injuries for New Jersey Employees in Education

By Albert Talone | April 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

We often overlook the physicality required of teachers and educators but leading a classroom certainly isn’t a desk job. Teachers spend long hours standing as they lecture and more time on their feet as they detail concepts on a chalk or whiteboard. There is a lot of reaching to point out earlier information or write new concepts, and an equal amount of bending to become level with students in their desks. By the end of the day, teachers have spent significant time moving, walking, and standing. The physical demands of teaching can keep people fit and healthy. It also prevents certain injuries and illnesses associated with long periods of sitting or typing, but New Jersey employees at schools and universities are still prone to workplace injury. In this post, the Law Offices of Albert J. Talone takes a look at the most common injuries to befall teachers and educators in

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Top Tips for a Remote Employee After a New Jersey Work Injury

By Albert Talone | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey law on workers’ compensation is purposefully broad. The state legislature wanted to be certain that employers and insurance companies covered the workplace injuries of each and every employee without loopholes or technicalities disqualifying an eligible worker. However, these laws were also designed for traditional places of work, and today’s employment landscape is far from traditional. The digital age is changing how we connect, interact, and work. More people are requesting and accepting remote employment. This includes people that work from home, set up shop in a co-working or shared space, telecommute, and even live as digital nomads. In fact, the number of Americans working in a remote or telecommuting position now tops 40%. We addressed how and when the workers’ compensation laws applied to a New Jersey work injury that occurred in these work setups in an earlier blog post. Now, we want to address the top

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Why the High Number of Workplace Injuries in Hospitality?

By Albert Talone | March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It may surprise you to learn that hospitality is one of the most injury-prone professions in the United States (a list of other industries with an unexpected number of workplace injuries can be found here). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that for every 100 full-time workers in hospitality 3.4 are injured or fall ill each year because of a workplace accident. Of those injured or ill, over half require time off work to recover. The total number of workplaces injuries in hospitality is higher than in manufacturing, warehouses, and other industrial work. Given there are several million people working in the hospitality industry, at hotels, restaurants, bars, and in tourism, the days off from a workplace injury amount to a lot of missed hours and uncovered shifts. What are the risks and hazards in the hospitality industry? Why does this industry experience a high number of workplace injuries

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The Biggest Mistakes Employees Make After a New Jersey Work Injury

By Albert Talone | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The workers’ compensation cases and settlements that result from a New Jersey work injury typically take place in administrative proceedings before the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, not courtrooms. Despite the different venue, NJ workers’ compensation cases must follow certain processes to be successful. Often, these processes cause problems for New Jersey employees that are unaware of the rules. In this post, we’ll cover some of the biggest mistakes employees make after a New Jersey work injury, and provide information on what you can do differently. #1: Failing to Report the Injury in a Timely Manner Many workers wait weeks or months to tell an employer about a New Jersey work injury. This delay can cause complications for a resulting workers’ compensation claim. To follow best practices and advice from a workers’ compensation lawyer, a New Jersey employee should report a workplace accident and resulting injuries immediately after the

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5 Careers with a Surprising Number of Workplace Injuries

By Albert Talone | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It comes as no surprise that certain professions have a high number of workplace injuries. For example, construction sites, nursing, and warehouse work all require a great deal of manual labor and manipulation of heavy objects. It follows that back, neck, and shoulder injuries happen on a regular basis in these jobs. Other jobs involve the use of heavy equipment. Likewise, these careers are prone to a high number of injuries on the job. For example, working on an assembly line or in factory production is more likely to result in an injury than accounting in an office. Lastly, there is an entire subset of professions and workplaces that people are always surprised to hear have a high number of employee injuries. We will cover five careers with a surprising number of workplace injuries, and discuss why these jobs are prone to accident. #1: Hairdressers and Beauticians Working as a

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Are Car Accident Injuries Compensable Under NJ Workers’ Compensation?

By Albert Talone | January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

When you hear the words “workers’ compensation” and “workplace injury” a car accident might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Often, we associate NJ workers compensation with back injuries from lifting heavy inventory, a fracture from slipping on a warehouse floor or misusing equipment on a construction site. However, a number of professions involve travel by car or another motor vehicle – truck drivers and delivery people being two immediate examples. It’s possible that car accident injuries sustained during these work activities are covered by NJ workers’ compensation and entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. What Workplace Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation? Each state determines the laws and regulations that govern workers’ compensation in that particular state. In New Jersey, the Workers’ Compensation Law found in Title 34, Chapter 15, Articles 1 to 10 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes provides

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These 5 Types of Workers Aren’t Covered by NJ Workers Compensation

By Albert Talone | January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Internet and increased mobility are changing the way many businesses are structured. It wouldn’t be surprising if an office of 30 in New Jersey only had five or six employees that actually lived and worked in the area. As these business structures and the physical demands on employees change, the NJ workers compensation laws have tried to keep pace. Yet, in certain instances, employees now fall outside the bounds of NJ workers compensation. Are you one of these employees? #1: Remote Employees Working Outside New Jersey Remote work is changing the landscape of America’s workforce. More people are working from home or coffee shops. Five years ago, these were the rogue workers of corporate America, but no longer. Today, many reputable and established businesses allow employees to work on a remote basis, and several NJ companies even allow employees to work out-of-state. These remote employees may not be entitled

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Reporting a Workplace Injury: Timing, Tips & What You Need to Know

By Albert Talone | December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you sustain a workplace injury, a first step is reporting the incident and injury to your supervisor, manager, or boss. Despite the necessity of this conversation, it’s intimidating for many New Jersey workers to walk into a human resources department or supervisor’s office and discuss an accident. However, these conversations are beneficial for both the employer and employee and could ultimately save your job down the road. This list of timing information, tips, and what you need to know about workers’ compensation laws in New Jersey can help make notifying your boss of a workplace injury much easier. #1: When Should You Notify Your Employer? The best possible time to notify your employer about a workplace injury is immediately after it occurs. Early reporting prevents a number of problems or complications later on. For example, if you fail to report an injury or possible injury, then your employer could

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