Mesothelioma cancer is not the most common form of cancer. That is, not unless you have been exposed to asbestos at a New Jersey worksite. For New Jersey hardhats who've spent their careers working in asbestos-contaminated work zones, getting sick with mesothelioma is one of the hazards that comes with the job.
Office chairs generate a lot of accidents and injuries, believe it or not. In New Jersey, some of the most common workers' compensation claims relate to people falling off chairs after they've tried to stand on top of one to access a hard-to-reach item. However, sometimes people get seriously hurt just from sitting on a chair the wrong way.
New Jersey is home to thousands of types of jobs. Some of them involve the risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances. When a worker is hurt on the job by one of these hazardous materials, it could give rise to what's called an occupational exposure claim.
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.
At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., we help New Jersey workers get the financial benefits they need to recover from injuries. We also help them seek benefits to pay for their living expenses while they're recovering from their injuries and unable to work. During our experience representing New Jersey employees, we regularly handle the following issues:
No construction site is without dangers that workers encounter while performing their job duties, but sometimes a workplace will be much more dangerous than it has to be. When a construction worker is forced to complete his or her job under these kinds of conditions, there are a few things that the worker should know in order to stay safe and/or take action in the event of an injury.
Most workers in New Jersey are struggling to earn a living and put food on the table. However, some workers are doing this in very dangerous jobs that have a higher likelihood of causing them serious bodily harm and even death. The fact is certain industries are much more dangerous than others.
Construction sites are fraught with dangers no matter how careful a New Jersey construction company happens to be. Indeed, the simple fact that construction workers are using powerful and heavy machinery -- and the fact that many workers are doing jobs on ladders and scaffolding -- presents serious injury threats that normal jobs simply don't have.