Winter in New Jersey brings with it the task of shoveling or removing snow, which for some people is part of their job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers about the potential dangers of snow removal and offers tips on how to stay safe while doing this type of work.
More and more companies are recognizing the benefits of robotics. However, modern robots are nothing like the industrial, professional service robot General Motors installed in their New Jersey plant in the early 1960s. While that monstrous machine was caged to protect workers from contact that could cause injuries, modern robots work alongside human employees. Hopefully, this practice will lead to fewer workers' compensation claims and not more.
Employees in industrial facilities will always be exposed to equipment hazards if their employers fail to provide the required safe guards and lockout/tag-out devices as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Too many lives and limbs are lost nationwide, including in New Jersey, in workplace accidents that result from safety violations. The family of a 46-year-old man will likely seek survivor's benefits from the workers' compensation insurance system after his recent death in an industrial accident.
In New Jersey and elsewhere, construction-related scaffolding accidents are fairly common. As this is a known issue, companies are supposed to make sure scaffolding structures are safe for their employees to use by following the building guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and accidents occur. When they do, injured employees may file workers' compensation claims in order to have their medical care and certain financial losses covered.
Burn injuries can happen in a number of work environments. While many only result in minor injuries, those burns that are moderate to severe can have significant, if not fatal, consequences for the victim. New Jersey residents who have suffered burn injuries while on the job or who have lost loved ones whose burn injuries at work resulted in fatality may be entitled to access workers' compensation benefits in order to cover any medical costs and ease financial needs.
Numerous New Jersey residents suffer injuries while on the job every year. Those whose employers offer workers' compensation insurance can seek to have their losses covered. However, waiting too long to report an injury and file a claim can result in one fending for oneself.
When most think of on-the-job injuries, physical injuries are the first come to mind. But what happens if one's injuries are not physical, but psychological in nature? Are mental health issues covered under workers' compensation in New Jersey?
New Jersey residents who have suffered injuries while on the job have every right to wonder what options they have when it comes to seeking compensation for their losses. Most employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance which can cover a great deal, but is it only way in which one can seek to recover any damages sustained as a result of a workplace injury? Some would say no.
Quite a few people in New Jersey and elsewhere have the opportunity to work from home either full or part-time. This can be a wonderful thing for one's family and other life commitments. What happens, though, if a telecommuter gets hurt while on the job or suffers a work-related illness? Does he or she have the ability to file a workers' compensation claim.
It does not matter where one is employed, every work environment has potential hazards -- some more than others. Those in New Jersey and elsewhere who suffer injuries while on the job may have the ability to utilize workers' compensation benefits in order to get the medical and financial care they need going forward. This may certainly be the case for two employees in another state who were recently injured while working at a manufacturing facility.