If you're like most office workers, you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk in front of a computer, and you do a lot of typing. Some people are susceptible to getting carpal tunnel syndrome from typing a lot, and some people aren't. In fact, it's difficult to predict who might get this debilitating condition, but if you type a lot, then you're at risk.
Countless New Jersey workers suffer serious on-the-job injuries every year. Many of these workers require pain medication to manage the chronic suffering that's associated with their injuries. The problem is, pain medication -- especially opioid-based pain medication -- can be extremely addictive.
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 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.
New Jersey painters often work with a variety of solvents while they're performing their job duties. If you've been involved in this kind of work for several years, then you probably know the basics of staying safe while using solvents, and you may have learned some of those basics the hard way.
In the vast majority of workplace injury lawsuits, workers will have the ability to file a workers' compensation claim. However, they might not be able to file an actual personal injury lawsuit relating to their injuries. This is because state workers' compensation laws generally protect employers from work injury-related lawsuits. Nevertheless, in some situations, employees might be able to file what is called a third party lawsuit if another party is also deemed liable for their work-related injuries.
If you spend a lot of time on the computer, carpal tunnel syndrome could ruin your career. The symptoms of carpel tunnel can involve tingling, weakness, numbness and other issues associated with the hands and lower arms. The symptoms can become so severe that they prevent you from typing, using a mouse and operating a computer.
Most New Jersey office workers assume that they are not likely to get injured on the job. However, offices are fraught with all manner of dangers -- most of them completely preventable -- which employees need to be aware of. Let's take a look at three common office dangers, and what we can start doing now to make sure we're not the victims of one.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as a part of the Department of Labor. OSHA was created in order to reduce workplace dangers and establish safety standards and health programs.
At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., we have managed the litigation of thousands of matters relating to injured workers. Some of the most common varieties of claims we take on include: