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.
Another one of New Jersey's finest lost his life in a tragic crash on Route 55. This incident reportedly occurred the evening of Dec. 5. As the victim was on duty when the collision occurred, his surviving family members may be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits. They may also be able to file legal claims against the driver believed responsible in an effort to seek further compensation for their loss.
Numerous employees in New Jersey and elsewhere experience back injuries while working. Some individuals may only require rest, pain medication and rehabilitation in order to recover, while others may require more extensive treatments or life-long care. When injuries to the spinal cord occur on the job, employees may apply for workers' compensation benefits in order to help cover the cost of their recoveries or disabilities -- if applicable.