Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

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How Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Really Work

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Understanding workers’ compensation can be tricky enough for the average person, but determining how this interacts with your social security disability can be even trickier. Many often ask me: “Can I work while collecting social security disability benefits, and how does this affect my New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits?” The short answer is yes, but… Continue Reading

Appellate Division Upholds Decision in Walmart Workers’ Comp Case

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A particularly noteworthy case was recently decided by the Appellate Division on November 20, 2015. This case, Colleen Fitzgerald v. Walmart, is so interesting because the Court found that the worker’s injured condition did not qualify as a work related injury simply because she felt a “pop” in her low back while walking at work…. Continue Reading

Understanding Work Related Accidents & Workplace Accommodations

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After you’re injured in a work related accident, there are many steps that you need to take. You’ll need to arrange doctor’s appointments and potentially schedule physical or occupational therapy sessions to determine the length and severity of your injuries. After the accident, you may also need extra accommodations once you return to work, which… Continue Reading

The Most Common Family Law Issues in Workers’ Compensation

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A work-related injury can have a devastating effect on a family physically, financially, and emotionally. Sometimes a family cannot recover from these stressors and they find themselves in family court facing a variety of unexpected issues. This blog will address both child support and equitable distribution, some of the most frequently asked questions. Child Support… Continue Reading

New Jersey Amazon Plant Fined for Neglecting to Report Workplace Injuries

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On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor fined Amazon’s Robbinsville fulfillment center $7,000, alleging that that location failed to log 26 instances of work-related injuries. Furthermore, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that the employees at the location were exposed to workplace ergonomic risks, which included repeated bending at the… Continue Reading

Does Fraud on the Part of the Employer in Obtaining a Workers’ Compensation Policy Affect the Injured Worker?

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In American Millennium_v. Berganza, the Court examined the case where a drywall subcontractor, Mr. Berganza, obtained workers’ compensation coverage with American Millennium Insurance Company on January 18, 2003, with an effective date of January 19, 2003. On January 21, 2003, Mr. Berganza’s employee, Jose Arias, fell off of a ladder and broke his leg on… Continue Reading

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for a Work Related Injury?

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On August 28, 2015, in the case of Rajpaul v. McDonalds Corp (A-4681-13T4), the Appellate Division reversed the Workers’ Compensation Judge’s order, which had dismissed Mr. Rajpaul’s claim for failure to file a workers’ compensation claim within the two year statute of limitations period. The facts of this case reveal that Mr. Rajpaul worked in… Continue Reading