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What are Common Injuries for Delivery Drivers?

Americans love to order online, and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has only increased the amount of goods being delivered to people’s homes. Many high-risk groups such as the elderly and those who are immunocompromised have chosen to have everything from groceries to household goods delivered rather than risk shopping in public. Even before the pandemic,… Read More »

Are Stress and Anxiety Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Everyone has a stressful day at work now and then. For some workers, the stress can become so debilitating that it interferes with routine tasks. At that point, many workers ask if stress falls under the auspices of a workplace illness that could be covered by workers’ compensation. Not all stress or anxiety responses meet… Read More »

What are Safety Tips for Airport Workers?

Airport workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Unsafe working conditions, such as hazardous exposure and lack of training, put airport workers at risk of injury, various health conditions, or death. The COVID-19 global pandemic has placed them at even greater risk and depending on the type of work being performed,… Read More »

What are the Different Types of Workplace Burn Injuries?

People are familiar with household burns, such as when a person burns their hand on a stove or in hot water. These tend to be surface burns that blister and cause pain. More serious burns may require medical attention. The most serious burns occur in industrial settings due to contact with a hot surface or… Read More »

New Jersey Considering New Legislation on Workplace Injuries

The New Jersey State Senate passed a bill last month that would include parking lots as areas that would constitute workplace injuries. Introduced by Sen. Nicolas Scutari (D-Union), Senate Bill 771 would expand workers compensation claims to these designated lots and cover slips and falls, which are more prone to happen with inclement weather like… Read More »

What Types of Injuries and Illnesses are Common for Truck Drivers?

Driving a truck is a demanding job involving long hours and strenuous work. Drivers face several health hazards at rates that are often higher than other jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that in 2019, tractor-trailer and heavy truck drivers had the second-highest rate of days away from work among all occupations. The… Read More »