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James L. Creegan is an attorney and expert in Workers’ Compensation Law as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

 

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

In a case of technology running into reality, Uber, the company that allows people seeking a ride to connect with nearby Drivers, is facing a challenge by drivers seeking status as actual Employees of Uber.  The issue is whether Uber drviers are employees or independent contractors.   Uber treats all drivers utilizing its App like independent

If you have been injured at work and suffered a permanent injury, what you put on the internet can hurt your attempts to obtain medical treatment, out of work benefits, and even a settlement for your injuries. Insurance carriers are using the internet as an investigation tool to weed out potential fraud.   If you are

If you are injured on the job in New Jersey, chances are you will be sent back to work on some type of modified duty. This is one of the most common issues faced by my clients. If the authorized treating doctor for the workers’ compensation insurance carrier says you can return to work with restrictions, you need to contact your employer to see if they can accommodate the restrictions. If your employer says it will accommodate the restrictions, you must return to work or you can be fired.
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If you have been injured at work, it is very difficult to give away your right to benefits. Employees will often be asked to sign away certain rights when leaving a company or in exchange for added benefits. Your right to Workers’ Compensation benefits is not one that you can give up in these situations. The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Statute states that only the Division of Workers’ Compensation, through its Judges, can close out a workers’ compensation claim. This means, even if you sign an agreement to drop a claim, it is unenforceable unless approved by a Judge of the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
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