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.

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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What If I Am Injured in a Construction Accident in NJ?

Earlier this month, a worker lost his life as a result of a construction accident in New Jersey. Per a WPIX-TV report, the worker was cleaning out the cement mixer on a truck when he was caught under the mixer’s drum, resulting in fatal injuries. Are Families of Construction Workers Killed on the Job Eligible for Workers’ Comp? Construction accidents can happen because of the negligence of a construction company, product manufacturer or a third party, such as a contractor or subcontractor. In some cases, the families of employees killed in construction accidents may be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits in the wake of the incident. However, the workers’ comp process can be slow and complicated. In addition, in many situations, applicants are denied benefits and must turn to the appeal process to recover workers’ comp benefits. Workers’ compensation may not be the only option for the families of…
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