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Five Most Important Things You Should Know About NJ Workers’ Comp

Workers’ compensation is designed to help you get what you need after being injured at work more quickly than you might through common-law channels. If you are injured while on the job, here are five of the most important things you should know about NJ workers’ comp. Five Things You Need to Know About NJ Workers’ Comp Make sure you report the illness or injury soon. You generally have to report your injury within 24 hours of finding out about it. Go to the HR department at your business to report anything your doctor says was caused by your work. Keep records of everything regarding your injury. Be sure that your medical records are thorough. Those records should detail everything about your illness or injury and every part of your body that it has affected. Don’t believe your employers if they say you are exempt from workers’ comp, because the…
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Hangar Collapse Injures Workers at Newark Airport

NBC New York reported that four employees were injured on September 9 at the Newark Liberty International Airport when a hangar collapsed. The news outlet reported that an investigation into the incident is ongoing and that it is unclear what caused the collapse. The hangar was reportedly being prepared for demolition and had been used as a storage facility by the Port Authority since 2005. Prior to that, the building was owned and operated by United Airlines. Two of the workers involved in the incident reportedly suffered serious injuries. All of the workers are expected to survive. Aerial footage from NBC New York showed people who were conscious, being stretchered out of the hangar after its collapse. Recently, the state approved the demolition of the hangar along with two other facilities. Protect Yourself If You Are Injured At Work We are thankful that more workers were not seriously injured during…
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Can You Hold a Co-Worker Liable for Injuries?

Last month, an Arlington man was charged in connection to a co-worker’s death at an Elizabeth marine terminal after she was struck by shipping equipment. According to WABC-TV, the 48-year-old man was charged with second-degree death by auto after he struck a co-worker with a top-loader at the marine terminal. The accident reportedly occurred at the APM Terminal on August 7. An investigation by the Port Authority Police Department and the Union County Homicide Task Force discovered that the man had a blood alcohol content that was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent when he was operating the vehicle at the site. Although the man has been charged criminally, the incident remains under investigation. If Your Loved One is Killed or Injured at Work, Talk to Our Atlantic City Injury Attorneys If a co-worker’s reckless actions led to an accident, you may be able to obtain certain workers’ compensation…
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