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Informed workers may lead to lower workers' compensation costs

Workers' compensation cases often evolve from merely a worker suffering an injury and filing a claim into something more when the workers' feel that they are being gamed or played for a fool. Much outrage follows the discovery of a worker, who after obtaining some level of workers' compensation payment, is later found to have exaggerated his or her injuries.

Workers' compensation system, heal thyself

Dealing with insurance companies, workers' compensation forms, administrative hearings, courtroom proceedings and appeals can be stressful. We know, we are workers' compensation attorneys and spend a great deal of time in the system, so we understand why workers who are suffering from a work related injury or illness could be stressed by their dealings with the workers' compensation system.

Will we all be temporary workers one day?

Temporary workers face a greater risk of death and injury according to an investigation by ProPublica, that reviewed millions of workers' compensation claims made in five states. The study found that workers in some states faced up to a 72 percent greater chance of being injured on the job.

Barge accident requires rescue team response on Passaic

Bad weather can wreak havoc on practically all workers. From office workers waiting for delayed mass transit to snow plow drivers attempting to keep the roads clear during a winter storm, virtually everyone experiences difficulties caused by weather.

Reckless driving not intentional enough

For most injured workers in New Jersey, the workers' compensation system represents their exclusive remedy. They cannot sue their employer for a personal injury in a negligence action. They also are prohibited from suing a fellow employee for negligence. But what if the injury was caused by something beyond negligence? 

New Jersey roofer charged with workers' compensation fraud

When we hear about workers' compensation fraud, we typically think of the occasional worker who "fakes" an injury and obtains workers' compensation benefits or has recovered from his or her injuries but pretends to still be injured, in order to continue receiving benefits.

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