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Workplace Injuries

On Monday, September 14, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that would make it substantially easier for essential workers who contracted Covid-19 to collect workers’ compensation benefits.  The law effectively changes the burden of proof for an essential worker to show that he or she contracted the coronavirus…

The use of food delivery services has been on the rise in the last few years with the introduction of apps like UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash, and others. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the demand for drivers dramatically increased because millions of people were forced to enjoy their favorite foods…

A worker suffered fatal injuries at the construction site of the soon-to-open American Dream mega-mall in East Rutherford when he collided with a parked flatbed trailer while operating a Bobcat. New Jersey State Police said the worker, Eric Papenfuhs, was operating a Bobcat utility vehicle on a parking deck of…

One out of every five Americans in the workplace is 65 or older, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By comparison, twenty years ago, labor statistics show that one of every eight workers was 65 or older. Retirement patterns have changed significantly in recent decades. An increasing number…

New Jersey has been a pioneer by enacting laws protecting injured workers and their families since 1911. Unfortunately, most people do not know they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, let alone have any idea what is necessary when making a claim. According to the Steven Cohen, Esq., Chairman of…

At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., we know how frustrating and anxiety-inducing it can be to learn that an insurance company denied your claim for New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits. However, you should know that you can appeal a denied benefits claim. It is very important to work with an experienced…

Slip and falls are extremely common and detrimental to workers. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that slip and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and occupational injury amongst workers ages 55 and older in our country. Slip and falls also serve as the primary cause of missed days from…

1. Workers’ compensation covers acute injuries and those acquired over time. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to pay for the medical expenses and lost wages incurred by workers who are injured in the course of employment. Check out this summary of New Jersey workers’ compensation law (put out by the state’s Department…