Jersey Shore Law Insights

Common Examples of Occupational Diseases often Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Posted by Frank Wilton on June 16, 2016
When many people think about workers’ compensation claims, they think of an injury caused by a sudden and unexpected workplace accident. While incidents such as slip and falls and vehicle accidents certainly contribute to their fair share of workers’ compensation claims, occupational illness that develop over the [...]
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Hearing Loss and Workers’ Compensation – Do I Have a Claim?

Posted by Brian Wilton on June 14, 2016
When an injury results from a sudden accident in the workplace, it is relatively obvious that the injury was job-related and that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, with other types of injuries, it may be more challenging to receive benefits for your medical care, income replacement, and/or [...]
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Do Injured Workers Have to Establish Fault to Obtain Benefits?

Posted by Frank Wilton on June 9, 2016
After the initial shock of a workplace accident wears off, many victims start to wonder how their injuries will affect them financially. These concerns are often justified because if you are seriously injured in a work-related incident, you may incur significant medical expenses and even be unable to return work for [...]
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Protect Your Medicare Benefits During Your NJ Workers' Comp Claim Process!

Posted by Brian Wilton on June 7, 2016
The rules for Medicare are complicated. And the rules for Medicare set-aside benefits in workers' compensation cases, if not followed correctly, can even cause you to have your Medicare benefits temporarily frozen.
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NJ Workers' Comp: What Kind of Benefits Can I Get?

Posted by Frank Wilton on June 2, 2016
In the state of New Jersey, workers' compensation courts have a set of complicated rules that determine exactly which types of benefits you can claim if you get hurt on the job.
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The Long-Term Effects of a Serious Workplace Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Brian Wilton on May 24, 2016
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious injury that is commonly sustained in workplace accidents. A TBI can occur anytime the brain hits the inside of the skull, causing damage to the delicate brain tissue and disrupting the normal functioning of the brain. Such damage can occur from a direct blow to the head or [...]
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How Do You Know if You Have a "Third Party Claim"?

Posted by Frank Wilton on May 19, 2016
Third party claims are common, but most people are unaware that they have such a claim until they talk to an attorney. To illustrate, a heavy equipment operator who belonged to the operating engineer's union in New Jersey was our client. He came to us because he was unable to do his job at all, after an accident with [...]
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Workers’ Compensation: Is it Always the Only Option After a Workplace Accident?

Posted by Frank Wilton on May 17, 2016
Workers' compensation insurance exists to provide benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Such benefits can cover medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for long-term disabilities. While workers' compensation can provide valuable assistance following a workplace accident, it is common to wonder [...]
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When Insurers Interfere With the Medical Care You Need From Your Claim

Posted by Frank Wilton on May 12, 2016
Some of our workers’ compensation cases come to us reluctantly because they like their employers and fear causing trouble for them. During a free consultation with us, a special education teacher who had been assaulted by a student was reluctant to challenge the insurance company’s insurance adjuster about her claim, [...]
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What can You Do if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied?

Posted by Frank Wilton on May 10, 2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that there were nearly three million people injured in workplace accidents during 2014. In order to ensure that people who sustain on-the-job injuries receive medical treatment and have their basic financial needs met, New Jersey has adopted a workers’ compensation [...]
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Playgrounds - Is Your Child at Risk of Injury?

Playing on a playground is an enjoyable activity for many children throughout the United States and many visit playgrounds on almost a daily basis. Playgrounds are not only good for recreation and entertainment but also for physical activity and socialization. Unfortunately, playgrounds also pose the risks of injuries... Read More »

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