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How worker classification affects your workers’ comp eligibility

You recently took a new job working for a construction company. One day, you took a nasty tumble off a ladder, breaking your leg and causing serious back injuries. Now you’re on bed rest, unable to work. Worried about how you’re going to support your family, you file a workers’ compensation claim.

Solid framework is crucial for support after a loved one passes

Losing a loved one is a life-changing event. The constant support is no longer there, but day-to-day requirements remain. Getting help covering mundane matters after such a loss may be far down the list, but you could get help in maintaining some of the structure you lost.

Postal Service continues to fight decade-old EEOC ruling

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has refused to settle nearly 28,000 claims from injured workers 11 years after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled it illegally fired or discriminated against disabled employees, according to ProPublica.

What are the benefits of hiring a workers’ comp attorney?

At first glance, the workers’ compensation process may seem pretty straightforward. As an employee, if you get injured while at work, you know you’re entitled to compensation for your medical bills and time off work. You file a claim, and the rest should be pretty automatic, right?

Can I see my own doctor for workers’ compensation care?

If you work in a physically demanding industry, a workplace accident can leave you seriously injured. Your employer’s workers’ compensation benefits can cover the cost of medical care and lost wages. But do you have to use the doctor your employer requests?

Governor Murphy is cracking down on worker misclassification

Worker misclassification has been a growing problem in New Jersey in recent years – especially since the influx of gig economy jobs. More and more members of the workforce are labeled as contractors, even when such workers meet the legal definition of employees.

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