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December 2014 Archives

How do New Jersey companies cope with manufacturing accidents?

Some Bergen County companies have no advance plans to deal with worker injuries or deaths. Without preparation, a manufacturing accident triggers an environment of chaos. Catastrophic injuries and fatalities are not the products of every workplace accident, but companies need to plan in case they are.

Continuing analysis of workplace injuries and illnesses

The U.S. government requires Bergen County employers to keep records about illnesses and injuries among employees. Companies aren't reporting every cold and cough, but they are keeping tabs on how worker health conditions affect the workplace.

Resolving disputes over New Jersey workers' comp benefits

Bergen County employers or their insurers may argue against claims filed by workers with job-related injuries or illnesses. Dispute resolutions are possible through hearings through the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation. Informal hearings are non-binding, unlike formal hearings that can lead to trial.

Workplace chemical exposure and New Jersey workers

Bergen County workers can become ill without making an immediate connection between an illness or disease and a job environment. Unlike many work injuries, illnesses can take time to develop, diagnose and trace to a source in the workplace. Employees must report a work-related illness to an employer as soon as possible to meet filing deadlines set for New Jersey workers' compensation benefits.