At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, we've been seeking workers' compensation benefits on behalf of injured New Jersey workers for over a quarter decade. In this time, we've become highly familiar with New Jersey workers' compensation law, and we know exactly what it takes to get you approved for the highest level of benefits available for your injuries.
The vast majority of workplace back injuries could be avoided if New Jersey workers and employers adhered to specific back injury prevention strategies. These strategies are not difficult to implement, but they do take discipline.
As a veteran construction worker, you know that you are in danger every time you set foot on a job site. From uncovered holes to loose scaffolding and randomly falling objects, there are hazards around every corner. This is why, under state and federal laws, employers must strive to provide a safe environment.
New Jersey workers report to their jobs every day -- some of them quite early in the morning -- to complete dangerous tasks that put their lives at risk. They do this just to put food on the table for themselves and their families, but at what cost? We all owe a debt of gratitude to every community member who daily puts his or her life on the line in dangerous jobs throughout New Jersey.
A New Jersey worker at the Knickerbocker Bed Frame Company is lucky to be alive after his lower torso was crushed by 4,000 pounds of steel. The tragic accident happened in late February in Carlstadt, New Jersey, a little before 9:30 a.m.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created strict rules and regulations surrounding the use of scaffolding. The federal safety agency wrote these rules because construction workers use scaffolding often, and because scaffolding can break and deteriorate. They also create the opportunity for workers to fall and seriously hurt themselves. Unfortunately, serious scaffolding-related injuries happen regularly, and sometimes they are fatal.