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January 2016 Archives

New Jersey emergency responder dies after daughter's crash

New Jersey emergency responders of all kinds face daily risks to their health and even their lives. This includes firefighters, emergency services personnel and law enforcement officers. Some are injured by everything from heavy lifting to violence to fire. Others inhale toxic substances or suffer vehicle accidents as they rush to the scene of an emergency.

The inherent risks of the construction industry

The work that construction workers do helps to keep New Jersey's physical infrastructure intact, building homes, roads and places of business. It's very important work, but it also carries with it some inherent risks. While safety measures can help to reduce these risks, they're never doing to do away with them entirely. Examples of these risks and hazards include:

Is it possible to contract a disease in the workplace?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a lung condition that typically worsens over time. Most people associate COPD with smoking, but that is not the only way a person can contract the illness. As with other lung conditions, some workplace elements can make COPD an occupational risk.

Healthy workers help minimize workers' compensation costs

Some workers here in New Jersey and around the country may be healthier thanks to their employers' efforts to curb workers' compensation costs. As one risk management executive notes, employers can minimize the number and severity of illnesses and injuries eligible for workers' comp by creating a "healthy and safe work environment." Employees who are fit and healthy are less likely to suffer injuries. They also tend to recover faster.

What is 'voluntary tender' and is it right for you?

If you suffered a work-related injury and are dealing with the workers' compensation process, it's easy to be overwhelmed by all of the rules, terminology and choices. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with the New Jersey workers' compensation system. We know that the decisions made about workers' comp can impact our clients' financial well-being for a long time -- perhaps for a lifetime.