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Is the job over, but the pain still with you?

If you're having a break after your seasonal job ended, you're not alone. Millions of people in New Jersey have seasonal jobs in the big holiday rush. Many are in retail, but the end of the year can be big for fulfillment centers and construction jobs as well.

OSHA's new website to address workplace injury at hospitals


Hospital workers in Burlington, New Jersey, can be depended on to treat patients with injuries or illnesses, including those who suffered injuries at work. However, hospital employees are no different from any other average worker, because they also experience many serious workplace hazards.

OSHA fines New Jersey nursing home almost $50K for violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Jersey nursing home for violations after an investigation showed the home's laundry department was hiding its own "dirty laundry."

Two NJ workers injured in tree trimming accident


Everyday throughout New Jersey, workers risk their own well-being to carry out their job requirements. Construction workers often find themselves at close proximity to moving vehicles, extreme heights, and heavy machinery. Safety precautions and regulations are often put in place to protect these workers, but sometimes lapses in maintaining a safe work environment lead to serious injuries. When this happens, an injured worker rightly expects to be taken care of, but he may need a lawyer to obtain the compensation he is entitled to receive.

Moldy lottery tickets cause workers' compensation claims


Recently, two New Jersey Lottery employees filed worker's compensation claims alleging to have been sickened by moldy lottery tickets damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The employees' workers' compensation claim states that they were exposed to over 400,000 moldy lottery tickets for a period of six months at the New Jersey state lottery headquarters in Lawrence and were sickened after they were asked to audit the tickets by their supervisor.

Proposed bill would extend benefits for workers' spouses

A bill recently proposed in the New Jersey state legislature would extend the eligibility of widows and widowers of emergency workers to continue to receive workers' compensation benefits even if they re-marry. The bill has caused controversy, however, as many municipalities claim that it would increase expenses for workers' compensation benefits and, therefore, would be fiscally unsound.

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