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What Are the Risks of Working in an Industrial Environment?

New Jersey Workers' Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Represent Clients Hurt on the Job.

Working in an industrial environment can mean working in difficult conditions, which may include enduring hard manual labor, extreme temperatures, loud noises, dangerous machinery, toxic chemicals, or demanding work hours. These dangers are characteristic of industrial job sites, yet these hazards exist alongside several more common workplace threats such as the risks of accidents from[…] Read More »

How can Workers be Kept Safe during Demolition?

workers safe during demolition

One of the most dangerous stages of any construction project is demolition, when a structure is cleared to make way for the building of a new construction. Whether it is a small project or the demolition and rebuilding of an entire skyscraper, clearing out existing fixtures and building materials can involve dangerous and structurally destabilizing[…] Read More »

What Should Workers Know About Trench Collapses and Workers’ Compensation?

Trench Collapses

Trenches are long, narrow ditches dug with heavy equipment that are used in different industries for a variety of reasons, including pouring foundations; laying gas, water, or sewer pipes; and burying electrical lines. Trenches may also be required while building or repairing roads or anytime underground access is needed. Workers may be called on to[…] Read More »

Hernandez Achieves $1.05 Million Settlement

Partner José Hernandez once again achieved another settlement in excess of $1 million after his client sustained catastrophic neck injuries as he was attempting to enter his tractor trailer with a forklift to unload carpets he delivered to the defendant’s warehouse. Our investigation revealed that the forklift mast was one inch above floor and struck[…] Read More »

Is Sleep Deprivation an Issue for Construction Workers?

Just one night of interrupted sleep can lead to an uncomfortable day. Science shows that chronic sleep deprivation can lead to both short-term and long-term health, wellness, and safety concerns, especially for construction workers. It can take up to two weeks to recover from one lost night of sleep. A study from the National Safety[…] Read More »

What are the Most Common Construction Accidents?

Construction work is truly a never-ending process. Workers create new buildings, renovate old ones, and handle repairs. They can also be found on roads, streets, and highways, fixing deteriorating structures and building new ones. With all this work constantly going on, it is no surprise that there are so many construction-related work accidents. The fact[…] Read More »

How Dangerous is Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace?

Asbestos has been used for many years in thousands of commercial and household products due to its resistance to heat, chemicals, water, and electricity. It was mined from the earth and used in insulation materials, fireproof coatings, bricks, cement, flooring, roofing, paints, and many other products. Household items containing asbestos included plastics, lawn furniture, mattresses,[…] Read More »

Is Nerve Damage Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

In almost any work environment, employees are at risk of injury. Whether sitting on a computer all day or completing labor-intensive construction work, the human body is susceptible to a wide range of injuries, particularly to the nervous system. Nerve damage, also known as peripheral neuropathy, can occur during the workday or from extended and[…] Read More »

Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Welding Eye Injuries?

Each year, thousands of workers suffer eye injuries. Welding frequently results in eye injuries and is involved in a variety of industries from car repair to construction. Welders work with high heat, bright ultra-violet (UV) light, dangerous projectiles, and toxic chemicals that put them at risk of eye injuries. The National Institute for Occupational Safety[…] Read More »

What are Some Safety Tips for Highway Construction Workers?

While hard hats and traffic cones are essential to keep workers safe on the job, there is a lot that goes into providing effective highway construction safety. With the country’s traffic infrastructure aging and in need of repair, crews are providing a service to all road users by keeping the highways and bridges safe enough[…] Read More »

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