What Are the Most Common Types of Faulty Equipment in the Workplace?

Jun 23, 2021
New Jersey employees face a variety of on-the-job hazards each day they head into work. Employers are responsible for creating and maintaining safe workplaces. However, some employers cut corners to save money or just because they are lazy. One of the dangers workers must occasionally confront stems from faulty workplace...

Are Workers at Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases?

Jun 09, 2021
Cardiovascular disease is a broad term used to describe conditions involving the heart, blood vessels, and circulatory system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiac disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 650,000 lives per year. That equates to...

Does Workers Compensation Cover Tennis Elbow?

Jun 01, 2021
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common injury caused by the overuse of the muscles used to open and close the hand. Unlike some other types of New Jersey workplace injuries, tennis elbow often occurs in employees working in professions not typically thought of as dangerous. However, tennis elbow...

Filing a Third-Party Lawsuit in Addition to a Work Accident Claim

May 26, 2021
Workplace accidents are a common occurrence. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2019, more than 4,500 people died from workplace accidents and another 4.6 million employees suffered an on-the-job injury. In New Jersey alone, more than 69,000 workers were hurt on the job. After a New Jersey workplace...

How to Prove Work-Related Plantar Fasciitis

May 19, 2021
Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition, caused when the ligament connecting the heel bone to the toes becomes inflamed. Certain risk factors make developing the condition more likely, and injured workers who can prove that their plantar fasciitis was work-related may qualify for New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits. If...

How Long Does a Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Take to Heal?

May 12, 2021
Any workplace accident can seriously interfere with your life. While some injuries occur in a moment's notice, others develop over time. These repetitive-use injuries, commonly referred to as WEAR and TEAR injuries, are often incredibly frustrating for workers who want to return to work but can't get rid of the...

Workers’ Compensation for Burns

Apr 28, 2021
Burns are painful and debilitating injuries, and the recovery process can be long, difficult, and expensive. In many cases, burns will have lifelong effects, including permanent physical limitations, chronic pain, and scarring. If you have suffered a burn injury at work in New Jersey, you may be entitled to workers’...

What Injuries Can You Get from Falling on Your Back?

Apr 22, 2021
Each year, millions of people are seriously injured in New Jersey workplace accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common workplace injuries involve slips, trips, and falls. For example, in 2019, there were more than 244,000 recorded cases of work-related injuries involving some type of fall. Like...

What Is a Repetitive Stress Injury and How Do I Know If I Have One?

Apr 14, 2021
Work injuries come in all types. When many people think of a New Jersey work injury, images of catastrophic falls, burns, or equipment-related injuries come to mind. However, some of the most common types of work injuries are repetitive stress injuries. With the increased prevalence of technology in the workplace,...