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July 2013 Archives

Jersey City company cited for 22 workplace safety violations

A company in Jersey City was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for health and safety violations, including two violations of OSHA regulations that it deemed willful. OSHA's inspection found 22 violations and the agency purposed almost $50,000 in penalties. The company runs a shop that makes scenery for the entertainment business.

Missing man sued by insurer over injured officer's workers' comp

Workers' compensation benefits are available to those who are injured while on the job. It may be a simple concept to understand, but the process of obtaining the benefits is not always easy. Ensuring that an injured worker obtains the compensation that they are eligible for isn't the only thing that workplace accident attorneys can help with. 

High treatment costs for New Jersey work comp injuries

According to a study recently published by privately owned think-tank Workers' Compensation Research Institute, nearly two-thirds of states studied have a substantial disparity between what employer-provided private health insurance and workers' compensation insurance pay for the same medical procedures. The study examined comprehensive medical records from the 16 states that make up more than 60 percent of the country's annual paid workers' compensation medical care benefits.

Avoiding construction accidents in work zones

Most New Jersey motorists are unfortunately all-too-familiar with the large amount of road construction that happens during the summer. These projects can result in lengthy traffic delays, which can add a significant amount of time to even a short commute.