Category Archives: Workers Compensation

The attorneys at our New Jersey workers compensation law firm can help on-the-job injury victims and their families successfully secure workers’ comp benefits.

Woman Injured by Plane Propeller at Newark Airport

Port Authority officials are investigating a tragic work accident that occurred at a Newark airport. According to Port Authority New York and New Jersey police, a Prime Flight employee was struck by a moving propeller at Newark Liberty International Airport. Authorities said the woman was injured by a plane propeller operated by CommutAir, a company that conducts flights for United Express. The 54-year-old worker is being treated at University Hospital for severe head trauma. What Is a Third Party Lawsuit? In many cases, employees who are injured on the job cannot file lawsuits against their employers. Instead, injured workers can rely on workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp benefits may pay for medical services, medications and lost income. However, there are cases where it is possible to file a lawsuit against third parties who are responsible for a workplace accident. These are parties that have no employee-employer relationship with the injured…
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Is Carpal Tunnel Covered by Workers Comp?

In the state of New Jersey, all businesses, regardless of size, are required to have workers compensation coverage. Carpal tunnel syndrome, if caused by a work task, is no different from any other work-related injury—meaning it should be covered by workers comp. A number of things can lead to an employee having a repetitive stress injury (RSI) like carpal tunnel. RSI’s can be sustained at work while engaging in the same task repeatedly, over a long period of time. Some common tasks are typing, slicing and using cash registers, but it could be caused by any long-term repetitive motion that is required for work. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a thin channel in the wrist where the median nerve passes. This nerve is responsible for most of the sensation and movement in a hand. When the median nerve is crushed or pinched, a person’s hand can…
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Why Should I Hire a Workers Compensation Attorney?

If you’re seriously injured at work, it can be a double blow to your finances and personal life. Not only are you going to be out of commission for a while, thereby likely losing a  significant portion of your income, but you also have more expenses to think about. Medical bills can pile up fast and become overwhelming. However, there are options available to help you through this difficult time. What is Workers Compensation? Workers compensation insurance is a requirement of all New Jersey businesses, regardless of size.  It will cover medical bills along with some of the lost wages if you’re injured at work. Who is at fault is not important in these claims, you will be covered regardless, but if you have workers comp, your employer cannot be sued for your injuries. So, while bills and partial wages will be covered, that is the extent of it. You…
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