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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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Hurt at the Office Holiday Party, Can You File for Workers’ Compensation?

By Albert Talone | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Throughout the holiday season, and even into the New Year, employers show their appreciation for employees by hosting a company holiday party. These events are intended as celebrations and joyful affairs for the company’s employees. Sometimes gifts are exchanged or dinner is provided. Other employers turn their conference room into a winter wonderland, and some rent an event space. One of the biggest decisions is whether or not to include alcohol as part of the party. The festive environment not only increases employee morale and commitment but also encourages co-workers to step away from work and form personal relationships. These parties can be essential to retention and company culture. However, each year in New Jersey several employees leave the office holiday party with injuries. Common Injuries at the Office Holiday Party The office holiday party provides the perfect environment for certain injuries. These parties almost always involve food and drink,

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Question of Retaliation for Workers Compensation Decided in Favor of New Jersey Firefighter

By Albert Talone | November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Between 2010 and 2011, New Jersey firefighter Carl E. Larson filed two separate workers compensation claims for two separate work-related injuries. It took until February 2013, but the Paterson City Council in Passaic County eventually approved both of these claims. The total in workers compensation came to over $105,000. In many instances, the approval of the applicable municipal legislature would bring closure to a workers compensation case, but soon after the approval of compensation and benefits, Larson needed to take two days off work, unrelated to injuries or workers compensation. This short leave initiated a chain of events that eventually led to Larson’s retirement from the city’s fire department. As stated in his subsequent lawsuit, this was a retirement that Larson didn’t seek or desire – and in fact, was allegedly forced upon him by the department as retaliation for workers compensation claims in New Jersey. Circumstances for Retaliation for

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4 Common Workplace Injuries in the Office and Tips to Avoid Them

By Albert Talone | November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Offices are generally safe and secure places to work in New Jersey. Unlike construction sites and industrial warehouses, you don’t usually encounter heavy machinery or the need for strenuous manual labor, and unlike nursing or other medical professions there is limited lifting, pushing and pulling. Yet, the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics estimated that in the finance and insurance industries, professions that typically operate out of traditional office space, one in every 100 employees were injured at work last year. These workplace injuries spanned a surprising range of type and severity. Yet, just as nursing is particularly prone to neck and back injuries, and falls are common to working in construction  – certain workplace injuries are more common than others in offices. Office managers, human resources, and upper management can save considerable costs and improve the working environment by proactively addressing the most frequent office injuries.  #1: Slips, Trips &

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For an Employee Injured at Work: Two Paths in New Jersey for Workers’ Compensation

By Albert Talone | October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In New Jersey, an employee injured at work should first and foremost tell an employer about the accident, incident or illness. Employers in New Jersey are required to have workers’ compensation insurance that reimburses an employee’s medical expenses and pays benefits after an injury. Once an employer knows about your injury, it has a responsibility to start the claims process with the insurance provider. In most cases, the employer makes the appropriate phone calls to the insurance company and files the correct paperwork. The average employee injured at work in New Jersey encounters very few problems receiving workers’ compensation benefits. In these uncontested situations, an employee may ask initial questions of an attorney regarding what to tell an insurance provider, how to complete required paperwork, and what to expect throughout the process. Employee Injured at Work & Pushback on Workers’ Compensation Other employees receive deferment, delay and denial from their

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New Jersey Supreme Court to Decide Question of Jurisdiction in Workers’ Compensation Case

By Albert Talone | October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In New Jersey, there are several procedural and factual barriers that an injured employee must overcome to have a successful workers’ compensation claim. There include providing proper notification of an injury, filing a claim within the required period of time, and bringing a case in the state with proper jurisdiction to determine an outcome. All of these procedural requirements must be met before an injured worker even gets a hearing date. An upcoming case before the New Jersey Supreme Court takes a look at the parameters and requirements for one of these procedural requirements – jurisdiction.  The Facts of Williams v. Raymours Furniture Co Inc In August the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Keith Williams v. Raymours Furniture Co Inc. It is a case that began when Mr. Williams accepted a job back in 2014. Williams lived in New Jersey, and it is from his

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