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April 2014 Archives

New Jersey company cited after 2 workers' hands are crushed

Even if you've never heard of the exclusive remedy doctrine, you're already adhering to the legal provision by working for a Bergen County employer. The American Bar Association says the doctrine is part of the deal employees make to receive workers' compensation benefits following an occupational illness or injury. Companies agree to provide insurance benefits because workers agree not to sue them for liability.

New Jersey nurses suffer workplace violence in silence

Many Bergen County nurses go to work with the expectation they will encounter both cooperative and uncooperative patients. Aggressive behaviors in some patients can lead to violence, especially in psychiatric facilities and emergency rooms. Nurse injuries caused by violent patients often are dismissed as job hazards rather than workplace accidents or crimes.

Worker on scaffolding killed in Midtown construction accident

Construction work in Bergen County intensifies as the cold weather fades to spring's warmer temperatures. Work confined to the indoors for the last several months has moved outside, with jobs that require some workers to scale buildings. Employees working on new projects, renovations and maintenance are back in the danger zone.

New Jersey construction project halted after collapse injures 3

Who is responsible for a Bergen County workplace accident? The answer can be as individual as the circumstances. New Jersey employers carry workers' compensation insurance to provide benefits for employees injured on the job and their families, but other compensation may be available through civil claims when third party negligence is uncovered.