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What Are the Top Electrical Workplace Hazards?

New Jersey Workers' Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Help Workers Who Are Suffering From Electrical Injuries.

Whether you work in an office or do outdoor construction, electricity is a necessary part of getting the job done. Without electricity, many tools and other work items would not work. However, electricity is potentially deadly and a significant cause of workplace fatalities. Electrocution causes about one in 10 worker deaths in the construction industry.[…] Read More »

Camden County Courts Relax Mask Policies

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Continue to Be There For You.

The Camden County court system announced it is making a significant shift in its mask policy to comply with the state judiciary policy. The changes will mean a return to normalcy for those who have business within the court. With the coronavirus pandemic subsiding, many businesses, including those in the legal profession, have had to[…] Read More »

How Can I Keep Safe Working Outdoors in Winter?

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For people who work outside, the jobsite can be a dangerous place in winter. Construction workers, utility crews, road maintenance teams, mail carriers, delivery people, and other physical workers must remain aware of the dangers the cold weather can present. Temperature extremes and other weather-related dangers kill more than 600 people every year, according to[…] Read More »

Vidya Prasad State’s newest Judge of Compensation

We are so proud and pleased to announce that attorney Vidya Prasad will be taking the bench as one of the State’s newest Judge of Compensation!  While we will miss you in the office, we are so happy for you – the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and all of the stakeholders in the system are[…] Read More »

What are the top 10 most dangerous industries?

As long as you have a job, there is the risk of sustaining an injury at work. It can happen in the office, grocery store or the warehouse. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that some industries have a disproportionately high rate of serious injuries and deaths. The top 10 most dangerous[…] Read More »

Dangers of occupational burnout and fatigue in the workplace

Experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys explain the risks Getting enough sleep and rest isn’t just about staying healthy. It’s about avoiding workplace accidents. Recent studies have found that fatigue often results in serious workplace accidents. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13 percent of work-related injures occurred due[…] Read More »

Workers sickened by COVID-19 could collect workers’ comp under new bill

On March 21, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued a statewide stay-at-home order (Executive Order No. 107), urging all residents to stay home unless obtaining essential goods and services. While some New Jersey workers are able to work from home, others must risk their lives and health each day during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.[…] Read More »

Can Earbuds Increase the Risk of a Workplace Accident?

Earbuds have become increasingly popular among millenials and post-millenials – some of whom listen to music, audiobooks, and podcasts while at work. This may not be problematic in some occupations, ESH Today reports that they can be hazardous in high-risk industries. These include manufacturing, construction, warehousing and transportation, among several other occupations. According to the[…] Read More »

Companies are behind the curve on retail warehouse safety

New Jersey is home to many retail warehouses, including one owned by the online retail giant, Amazon. We’ve all heard about the horrors that often occur in Amazon warehouses and distribution centers, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Lack of attentiveness and poor safety practices endanger warehouse workers each day – the[…] Read More »

Feds: Companies that assign workers to use hazardous materials must provide eyewash equipment

Workplaces that feature materials that can harm and even blind employees must be equipped with eyewash equipment that’s easy to reach and easy to use, according to federal law. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to be prepared for eye emergencies by providing eyewash and shower equipment in an area[…] Read More »

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