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File a workers' compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome

You might think that a typical office job is virtually free of dangers, but you can get seriously hurt while sitting at a desk typing all day. The injuries don't relate to accidents when you're sitting at a desk, they relate to lack movement and repetitive use. Carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, is a condition that could render you completely incapable of using a mouse and keyboard -- possibly preventing you from being able to perform your job duties.

Recovering from construction injuries with legal assistance

With a wide variety of construction projects, New Jersey is home to several instances and types of work site injuries. Slips and falls on scaffolds and roofs can lead to catastrophic back, neck and limb injuries. Construction equipment such as cranes, cement mixers and haul trucks hold dangers made worse by untrained or inattentive operators.

Common medical problems suffered by construction workers

The average New Jersey construction site is fraught with potentially fatal dangers. For example, if you're not paying close enough attention, you could fall off a high-story construction project and suffer life-threatening or debilitating injuries. Alternatively, you might make a mistake while using a massive piece of machinery.

What do OSHA regulations say about scaffolds?

If you've been working on a scaffold that's in need of repair, your employer could be in violation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety regulations. OSHA has designated specific rules that apply to scaffolds at New Jersey construction sites. Failure to adhere to those rules could result in fines and liability concerns for a construction company.

Prevent carpal tunnel syndrom before it's too late

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.

Workers' compensation and addiction to opioids

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.

Steps to safeguard your right to workers' compensation

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.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration and scaffolding

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.

Solvent-based product safety

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.

Example of a third party workers' compensation claim

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.

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