What Happens if You’re Hurt While Breaking Up a Fight at Work?

Posted April 20th, 2017 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

You might have done it on instinct. Or, thought that breaking up fights at work is one of your responsibilities. However, what happens if you’re hurt in the process? Can you make a workers’ compensation claim? It’s an interesting discussion. For one, some altercations at work fall under the category of horseplay. NJSA 34:15-7.1 provides […]

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What Happens When Your Hearing Loss is Related to Your Job?

Posted April 6th, 2017 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

All types of jobs can potentially subject employees to noise exposure. There’s no question that sirens, as well as large and small machines, can blast out piercing or other deafening sounds. So, what happens if the result is hearing loss? Are you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits? You should know that noise exposure is not […]

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See Why Money Can Be Held from a Compensation Award

Posted March 16th, 2017 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

It might seem premature to think about it. After all, you just got hurt at work. You know you’re entitled to some things. You’re not really sure about the concept of a compensation award. However, if you’re eligible for one, you don’t want money held from it. Most people with job injuries think along these […]

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Question for Attorney Carbone: Can I Reapply for Workers’ Compensation?

Posted March 6th, 2017 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

Question: I work with chemicals as part of my job. The years of handling toxic substances have affected me greatly and now I have pneumonitis. The medical bills are insane and a friend had urged me to file for workers’ compensation. However, my claim was denied. What can I do next? Should I reapply? Answer: […]

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How Workers’ Compensation Affects Your Two Jobs

Posted February 8th, 2017 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

It’s hard to make ends meet these days. Although you love your job, it’s just not paying the bills. Your employer has promised that things will pick up once the winter is over. So you decide to stick it out and opt to get a part-time job at a local grocery store. While working your […]

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Were You Injured in a Welding Accident?

Posted February 2nd, 2017 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

Every profession has its share of occupational hazards.  Tradesmen who use welding tools are no exception.  Unfortunately, welding accidents can cause severe and permanent injuries.  Learn some of the risks and protective actions you might use to avoid them. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), welding, cutting, and brazing activities represent health […]

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What You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp and Subrogation

Posted January 19th, 2017 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

You were injured at work.  The workers’ compensation carrier paid your medical bills and reimbursed you for lost time.  You don’t see the point in contacting an attorney because you’re satisfied with the benefits you’ve received.  You get an unsolicited letter from a lawyer about your accident.  It says he is pursuing subrogation on behalf […]

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What You Should Know about 2017 Workers’ Comp Accidents

Posted December 29th, 2016 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

It’s not that the law is changing for workers’ comp accidents in 2017.  However, payment rates for both temporary and permanent disability are adjusted each year.  You should know what to expect if you suffer a job-related accident in 2017. We’ve previously provided you with information concerning payments when you are ordered to stay out […]

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Questions for Attorney Carbone: Can My Employer Fire Me For My Work Injury?

Posted December 26th, 2016 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

Question: I was recently injured while at work. The injury was severe enough that I had to have surgery and missed a few days of work. When I returned to work a couple of weeks later, I was informed that my job was no longer available to me and I had been let go. Is […]

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Do Workers’ Comp Cases Ever End in Lump Sum Settlements?

Posted December 1st, 2016 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

Some injured workers may be confused about how their benefits are paid.  Most understand that temporary disability checks are calculated on a weekly basis in place of wages.  However, what about awards for partial or total permanent disability?  How are they paid?  Do workers’ comp cases ever end in lump sum settlements? We’ve written before […]

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