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Workplace Fatalities Reach Near-Record High in New Jersey

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Many people claim that work is killing them. While you may dismiss this claim, accusing the person of exaggerating, you should really hear them out. That’s because their job could actually be the death of them, especially if they live in New Jersey. The Garden State is seeing an uptick in workplace fatalities. In… Read More »

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Laundry Worker Gets Trial After Workplace Amputation

By Michael P. Burakoff |

One of the most horrific injuries a person can suffer is degloving. This occurs when the skin and the fat below it are torn away from the anatomical structures they are normally attached to. This typically happens to hands in industrial accidents or car crashes, but can happen to other body parts as well…. Read More »

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Common Retail Worker Injuries

By Michael P. Burakoff |

When you think of workplace accidents, you probably don’t think of them happening at your local retail store. Most people would consider these places fairly safe for customers and workers alike. However, just like anywhere, retail workers can suffer serious injuries while working at a Walmart, Target, hardware store, drug store, grocery store, or… Read More »

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“Authorized Vehicle Rule” Allows for Compensation in NJ Crash

By Michael P. Burakoff |

When a person is injured while performing work duties, they are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. That rule sounds easy enough to understand, but there are some nuances to it that employers try to get around. For example, the law states that workers who are injured during their commute to work cannot receive… Read More »

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Man Crushed to Death in Workplace Accident

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Nobody wants to be involved in a workplace accident, but the risk of getting injured or killed at work can be high, especially in certain industries. When machinery is involved, employees need to be on high alert. Just one moment of inattention can lead to a fatal accident. Sadly, this was recently the case… Read More »

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Help for Police Officers Injured While on Duty

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Being a police officer is a great career for those who want to help the community. Police officers help those who are in need as well as apprehend those who commit crimes and threaten the safety of others. As such, this job is known as one of the most dangerous occupations in the United… Read More »

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4 Construction Workers Injured in Explosion in Piscataway

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Explosions are serious events that can cause physical damage, injuries, and deaths. A recent explosion in New Jersey injured four construction workers. The incident happened on the afternoon of January 5 along Route 287 in Piscataway. It occurred at a construction site, where workers were repairing the overpass at River Road. A high pressure… Read More »

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Common Workplace Injuries for Police Officers

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Being a police officer can be a rewarding career, but it comes with its dangers. In fact, law enforcement has been regularly ranked as one of the 10 most dangerous occupations in the United States. This is especially true for police officers. Police officers, firefighters, and other first responders regularly risk harm to themselves… Read More »

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Woman Killed in Food Processing Plant Accident

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Going to work should not be a deadly experience, but it is for many people. Accidents happen, and they can lead to fatal injuries. A woman was killed in a workplace accident on the afternoon of July 28 in Woodbridge. The woman was working at United Premium Foods, a food processing plant, when she… Read More »

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Common Workplace Safety Hazards

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Workplace safety is important. It’s not something that is commonly talked about, but accidents at work do happen often and can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. When you think of safety hazards in the workplace, you may think of physical injuries caused by slippery floors and machinery accidents. While these are common… Read More »

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