Category Archives: Work Accident

Surviving a work accident is tough for families and the injured worker. Our blog can keep you informed on what options are available.

Can Mediation Be the Solution for a Construction Accident?

Working on a construction site can be very hazardous. There is heavy equipment, construction materials that can get out of hand, and scaffolding that takes workers high above the ground. Any of these hazards can cause a serious injury to workers, but no one expected that something as simple as dust could cause a construction accident. When Mediation Is the…
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Could an Employer Be Liable for Damage Caused by a Drunk Employee?

Two years ago, a 49-year-old Newark woman was working at a marine terminal in Elizabeth when she was unexpectedly hit by a top loader.  After the collision, people on the scene rushed to her aid but  she did not survive.  Now, almost two years later, this case might be drawing to a close. Why Was a Drunk Employee Operating Heavy…
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Could Using Industrial Hand Soap at Work Hurt Me?

Could the industrial hand soap you use at work be hurting you? Recently, Occupational Health & Safety magazine featured a report on industrial hand cleansers and whether they are doing more harm to workers than good. How Can Using Industrial Hand Soap Hurt Me? Per the Occupational Health & Safety magazine report, not all industrial hand soap is dangerous. The…
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How Injured Workers Can Prove Fault Following a Construction Accident

In the wake of a construction accident, injured workers and their families often face a mountain of hardships, including hospital bills, loss of income if the injury prevents the victim from going back to work and the challenge of recovering from a catastrophic injury. On top of all that, workers may have a legal battle on their hands if their…
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When Can You File a Third Party Lawsuit for a Workplace Accident?

Every employer working in the state of New Jersey is required to use workers’ compensation unless they are covered by federal programs. This means workers who are injured on the job can file claims for workers’ compensation to receive coverage for medical costs and lost wages. However, workers’ compensation bars injured workers from suing their employers in most cases. There…
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Are Asbestos Exposure Cases Still Happening?

The hazardous effects of asbestos exposure have been well-documented and were known many years before the material had reached peak popularity. Several industries continued to use asbestos despite research linking it to serious health problems, such as cancer and mesothelioma. Now, decades later, workers in those industries are still paying the price.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration,…
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Can Undocumented Workers File a Claim if Injured on the Job?

Undocumented workers are regularly offered construction work in New Jersey. Whether hired permanently through a subcontractor or brought on as a day laborer, everybody has a right to workplace safety. If injured on the job, state and federal law allows undocumented workers to file workers’ comp through their employers or in some cases, personal injury claims. Why Are Undocumented Workers…
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New Jersey Spinal Injury Cases and Settlements

Undiagnosed Broken Neck Leads to Further Spinal Cord Injury and Temporary Paralysis In September 1998, Plaintiff, of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, was admitted to the emergency room at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, for neck injuries that he sustained in a car accident. At the hospital, a resident doctor ordered a CAT scan of Plaintiff’s cervical spine….
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National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

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Call and Invite Your U.S. Senators to ADAO’s 4th Asbestos Staff Briefing, July 11 2013

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