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Common Work-Related Injuries and Compensation in New Jersey

Posted on December 6, 2016 by CustomerBloom

Each year, thousands of workers in New Jersey are injured on the job. Many workers are injured so severely that they are never able to return to work. This is damaging not only to the worker but also to his or her family. Most on-the-job injuries are preventable. Education is crucial to preventing work-related injuries….

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New Jersey Amazon Plant Fined for Workplace Safety Violations

Posted on February 20, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

On January 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor fined Amazon $7,000 for various workplace safety violations at the new fulfillment center located in Robbinsville, New Jersey. This comes after several workers were killed recently in local Amazon fulfillment centers. In December of 2013, a temporary worker was killed in an Amazon fulfillment center in…

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New Law in New Jersey Makes it Easier To Expunge Criminal Records

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

On January 19, 2016, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a measure designed to ease the path toward expungement of criminal records in some cases. “Expungement” is “the extraction and isolation of all records on file” with courts, law enforcement agencies, jails and prisons. This new law will go into effect around the tax deadline…

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Do I Really Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Posted on October 10, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

If you’ve been injured or become ill on the job, you may wonder if you should deal with your workers’ compensation case on your own or whether you need a lawyer. While there is no requirement that you obtain a lawyer, in practical terms you will usually get more compensation and satisfaction if you do…

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IHI Global Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Events

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

Source: www.ihi.org The use of “triggers,” or clues, to identify adverse events (AEs) is an effective method for measuring the overall level of harm in a health care organization. The IHI Global Trigger Tool for Measuring AEs provides instructions for training reviewers in this methodology and conducting a retrospective review of patient records using triggers to…

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How Many Die From Medical Mistakes In U.S. Hospitals?

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

Sometimes the care that’s supposed to help winds up hurting instead. It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical…

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Is Your Illness or Injury Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Posted on September 22, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

Workers’ compensation provides benefits for workers who are injured, become ill, or die on the job. Here’s a look at what injuries and illnesses are covered by workers’ compensation: Injuries — As long as the injury occurred in the course of employment, it is covered by workers’ compensation. Many types of injuries are covered by…

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Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Posted on September 5, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

If you’ve been injured on the job or become ill because of your work, you may be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits. If you are eligible for workers’ compensation, you will be able to recover for your lost wages and medical bills. So, how do you know if you are eligible? There are three…

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Dealing with Your Employer After Your Injury

Posted on August 14, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

If you’ve been injured or become ill on the job and you want to file for workers’ compensation, you may worry about how to tell your employer. In most cases, your employer will be concerned for you and want you to receive the best care. However, in some cases, employers don’t receive the news well…

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How to Determine if Your Injury or Illness is Work-Related

Posted on August 8, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

In order to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you need to show that your illness or injury is “work-related.” Most of the time, it is easy to make this determination because if you were doing something that benefits your employer when you were injured or became ill, it will be considered to be work-related…

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How to Handle a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Posted on April 11, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

For many people, workplace danger is limited to stale coffee and boredom. But for others, work can include many hazardous situations. This is especially true in New Jersey. In 2010, there were approximately 110,000 work-related injuries and illnesses across the state, 78 of which resulted in an employee’s death. If you’ve been injured on the…

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What “Workplace Accident” Really Means

Posted on April 4, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

Workplace danger comes in many forms. For one New Jersey worker, it was a serious lab accident. This employee worked under contract for Picatinny Arsenal in the Energetic and Organic Materials Laboratory. But one morning, a workplace mishap turned the lab into a danger zone. Picatinny Fire and Emergency services rushed to the site of…

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Sympathy Scam — The New Frontier of White Collar Crime?

Posted on March 26, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

When most people think of theft crimes, they picture a masked burglar or an armed street robber. But under New Jersey law, you can also be charged with a seemingly innocuous crime — theft by deception. This was certainly the case for one New Jersey woman. After Lori Stilley told friends and family that she…

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