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Excavation-Workers

What are the Hazards of Excavation Workers?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls excavation and trenching among the most hazardous construction operations. They define excavation as any human-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression formed by earth removal. Excavation workers are an essential part of almost any construction project. They help build and grade roads; dig earth for ponds and sewers;… Read More »

Work Injuries

What are the Psychological Effects of Work Injuries?

When someone suffers an injury from a workplace accident, the focus tends to be on identifying and treating the physical effects of that injury. However, physical injuries can also have psychological effects that prolong workers’ recoveries and prevent them from returning to work years after the initial event. In New Jersey, workers may be able… Read More »

What are Types of Workplace Hand Injuries?

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that more than one million workers go to the emergency room with hand injuries every year. Work injuries involving the hand are both painful and debilitating for workers, and costly for their employers.   How an injury impacts a person’s mobility and overall quality of life… Read More »

Does Workers’ Compensation Let Me Choose the Doctor After a Workplace Accident?

The New Jersey workers’ compensation law is over 100 years old. Yet, questions about workers’ compensation continue to be asked. Workers’ compensation involves three groups: the employer, the employee, and the insurance company providing the coverage. This three-headed entity has to function effectively for workers’ compensation to be a successful program. Employees who have work… Read More »

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Can Temporary Workers Collect Workers Compensation?

Temporary and seasonal employment is common throughout New Jersey and is generally defined as jobs that last a few weeks to a few months. Employers like to hire temporary workers for seasonal jobs such as lawn care and landscaping in the summer and retail work during the holidays. Employees like temporary work, too, to earn… Read More »

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 »