Work Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire

Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2019 – A study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released in August 2019 shows a decrease in the number of injured workers receiving opioids to treat pain. The study indicates that medical providers are treating injured employees more with non-opioid medications and physical therapies. The WCRI study examined interstate trends in prescribing pain medications and treatments in 27 states, including New Jersey, from October 2011 through March 2018. The study found the use of non-opioid pain medications and non-pharmacologic treatments is on the rise, with non-pharmacologic remedies showing the most increase. […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2019 – The Steinberg Law Firm of Charleston, South Carolina, is proud to announce that Attorney Kevin Holmes was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA). Injured Workers’ Advocates is a South Carolina non-profit association of attorneys who are dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights and legal remedies for South Carolina workers who are victims of occupational injury or disease. Kevin Holmes has been a member of IWA for many years and is a longtime champion for injured workers in South Carolina. Over his more than forty-year […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2019 – A new law, effective July 8, 2019, makes it easier for public safety employees in New Jersey to recover workers’ compensation for certain types of cancer. Under the new law, a public safety employee, like a firefighter, under the age of 76 will be presumed to have a work-related occupational disease if they develop cancer, as long as they have seven years of service. The employee will not have to identify exposures or fires that they fought. To avoid paying workers’ compensation benefits, the employer – the county or state – […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2019 – In its newly published annual report, titled Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) says that 69 people in New Jersey were killed while working in 2017. The trade union organization published the report in April. The data was drawn from the U.S. Department of Labor statistics for 2017, the most recent year. In total, 5,147 workplace fatalities were reported in the United States, and an estimated 95,000 more succumbed to a work-related illness. New Jersey’s 69 deaths in […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2019 – An appellate court recently reaffirmed an earlier decision in a workers’ compensation case regarding a man’s shoulder injury sustained in a workplace altercation with a fellow employee. The man was found to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The men involved in the fight were both working at Aluminum Shapes in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. Their accounts of the incident, which lead to the shoulder injury, differed. However, the two men engaged in multiple physical confrontations in and around the employee locker room. During these incidents, the injured man was either […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2019 – A New Jersey appellate court held The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) was not liable for a worker’s injury resulting from a trench collapse while he was installing steam pipes on TCNJ’s property. TCNJ contracted with A&J Construction (A&J) for a pipe replacement project. A&J employed an experienced pipe layer who excavated a trench to install replacement pipes. The man sustained injuries when the trench collapsed. The man filed a personal injury suit against TCNJ and their project engineer. The trial judge granted the defendants summary judgment, concluding that the defendants […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2019 – Family members of a woman who died after being hit by a garbage truck brought a wrongful death lawsuit that accused the City of Tampa of negligence. The lawsuit claimed the garbage truck’s backup lights were not functioning and that the vehicle made no audible sounds when reversing. The woman, was on her morning walk when a garbage truck backed up into her in the Davis Islands neighborhood in June 2018. The truck hit her as it was reversing down a narrow alleyway, dragging her 20 to 30 feet into the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2019 – Workplace accidents do not always take place on construction sites. They also happen in hospitals and other medical facilities. It is a reality that not a lot of people are familiar with, nurses frequently experience workplace injuries. While working in a hospital setting, nurses often endure kicking, spitting, shoving and verbal abuse. Unfortunately, this is the daily reality for many nurses across the United States and Texas — roughly half of the RNs that report for duty have faced physical violence during their careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2019 – An employee may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the employee must make a valid request for FMLA leave or an ADA accommodation. James Dallefeld filed a workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury, and his employer, The Clubs at River City (The Clubs), terminated him shortly thereafter. He filed a suit claiming violations of the FMLA and ADA. The Clubs filed a motion for summary judgment (summary dismissal). A key issue on the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2019 – A coalition of labor advocacy groups in New Jersey released a report raising concerns about the treatment of warehouse workers and working conditions at Amazon and other large retailers. Thousands of employees work in New Jersey at dozens of warehouse distribution centers. Amazon operates many of the warehouses, but other retailers, like Costco and Office Depot, have centers across the state. With New Jersey’s ports and easy access to New York City’s large consumer market, the warehouse distribution sector continues to grow. Concerns about the safety and treatment of workers at […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2019 – Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Catie Meehan and David Pearlman recently settled a complicated workers’ compensation case for $3.85 million. The case involved a man who had allegedly used marijuana before an accident that left him severely injured. Lead attorney Meehan says that her client was operating a truck owned by his employer sometime in the early morning hours when he was involved in a single truck accident. Emergency services had difficulty extricating the man from his truck after the accident; it took nearly three hours to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2019 – Working in a warehouse has its own set of safety rules and workplace hazards. Workers need to be alert and aware of everything going on around them at all times to avoid accidents. It helps if management has good safety procedures that it enforces. Recently at an Amazon warehouse located in New Jersey, 24 workers were sent to the hospital, one in critical condition, after a robot punctured a can of bear repellent containing chili pepper extract (capsaicin). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating what happened. OSHA may […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2019 – This on-the-job accident involved a worker allegedly falling down a staircase. The worker in this workers’ compensation case filed a complaint in Harris County District Court against Polyone Corp., alleging that the premises occupier failed to maintain complete control of its premises. Plaintiff Raul Saldana stated that on the 24th of February, he was working for his employer, installing machinery on the second floor of the named defendant’s premises. As Saldana went to go downstairs, he allegedly fell from eight feet, suffering multiple, serious injuries resulting in lost wages, pain and […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2018 – Experts say that due to the state Supreme Court’s impairment valuation ruling, employers in Pennsylvania will likely be subject to a rise in workers’ compensation claim costs. In June 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court quashed the state’s impairment rating evaluation process on the basis that it is unconstitutional. The court held that the General Assembly unconstitutionally assigned to the American Medical Association the power to establish guidelines for assessing permanent impairment. In cases where a doctor decides the extent of an injured employee’s impairment pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, and workers’ compensation attorney, Jeffrey S. Gross, Esq., discussed misconceptions labourers have about workers’ compensation and how using medical marijuana may result in an injury claim being denied. Getting hurt on the job is a worker’s worst nightmare. How are the bills going to be paid? Are the injuries bad enough to mean being permanently out of work? What happens if the claim is denied? Is there an appeal process? The most important thing that any worker needs to know […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law generally excludes travel to and from work from the commonwealth’s workers’ compensation coverage. However, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board recently added a new exception to the commonwealth’s “going and coming rule.” The going and coming rule generally excludes from coverage injuries sustained while going to or coming from work, including driving or walking. The appellate board in February 1 affirmed US Airways Inc. and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. must pay flight attendant Betty Bockelman’s workers’ compensation claim arising from an injury suffered while taking a shuttle […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2018 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a construction company based in Palatine, Illinois, for putting employees at risk of fall hazards. Gallardo’s Construction Services and its owner Manuel Gallardo could potentially face up to $281,286 in penalties for multiple safety violations. According to OSHA inspectors, the roofing contractor exposed workers to fall hazards while they were working on six residential projects from August to November last year. The worksites were located in the Chicago area. “Employers are responsible for providing workers with a safe workplace,” said Robert Briskman, a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – A worker at the Amazon warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas is speaking out about the working conditions at the facility. The 49 year-old woman was injured while at work, obtained workers compensation and is now homeless. According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen employers who risk worker’s health list, Amazon’s warehouses are listed as having unsafe working conditions and focus more on efficiency and worker productivity than on employee safety. The woman began working at the Fort Worth Amazon warehouse in May 2017. She says, she […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – A longtime employee at a New Jersey apartment complex was terminated from his employment while he was recuperating from an injury he suffered at work. According to Asbury Park Press, Joseph Lach, 60, was injured when after lifting a heavy sofa bed while cleaning out an apartment. When he informed his supervisor, Philip Celler, of the injury, he asked him if he needed to complete any forms in order to file for workers’ compensation. Celler replied in the negative, and instructed him to return to work. Lach never filed for workers’ […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2018 – Employers are supposed to provide a safe environment for their employees. However, workplace accidents that could have been prevented, frequently take place. In New Jersey, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide the needed care and funding in the event of an injury that occurs at work. A worker who became paraplegic after falling off a scaffold at a construction site arrived at a settlement of his lawsuit for $8.225 million on January 22. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, Jose Criollo, who was 46 years old […]


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