Most New Jersey workers have health complaints. Just because you're going to your job day in and day out doesn't mean you're perfectly healthy. However, what happens to a worker when he or she has a prior health compliant caused by a previous job, and it's made worse by his or her current job?
Ex-heavyweight boxing champion David Bey died at a New Jersey construction site last week. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the 60-year-old man was hit by a flying fragment of metal at a Camden real estate development project. Unfortunately, he didn't survive the incident.
A teenage boy who was helping at a New Jersey construction site fell to his death last week. The boy, a 15-year-old, who was volunteering at the Hindu temple BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, fell about 45 feet to the ground from the ceiling of the temple.
A New Jersey worker was injured in a 2012 accident that involved falling off a ladder. The worker, now 38 years old, was at a Piscataway construction site when he fell from the ladder onto a concrete floor.
Two workers in a neighboring state have died after being exposed to toxic fumes. The workers were employed at a power plant in Pennsylvania when they inhaled toxic gases. The gases were released into a pit underground where the workers were located along with fellow employees. Several others also suffered injuries related to the incident.
If you work with electricity, you're bound to get shocked sooner or later. It's just the nature of the business. Maybe you are connecting two wires and you forgot to switch off the breaker, and you soon find out the error of your ways.
Workers' compensation death benefits are intended to financially help family members of workers who died on the job. The people who can receive death benefits related to a deceased worker are usually children, spouses and dependent family members.
A judge in South Jersey said that workers' compensation should pay for medical marijuana costs earlier this year. The ruling was issued in a case brought by a man who suffered a serious on-the-job injury while working at a lumber company.
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.