The so-called gig economy is a burgeoning part of the labor market. It consists of independent workers and freelancers who work temporary jobs as their own employers. And in fact, there are an estimated 75 million people workers making up this sector.
When people talk about workplace hazards that lead to serious injuries or illnesses, they often think of elements like heavy machinery or falling objects. However, many workplace incidents are not the result of an inanimate object. They are the result of other people.
Suffering an injury at work may not be something you worry about on a regular basis. You might instead be focused on meeting deadlines, performing your job properly and doing what you need to do get home at the end of the day.
New Jersey residents are no strangers to the cold and snow that comes with winter. However, that familiarity doesn't necessarily make it easy to get around and complete certain tasks this time of year.
Jobs in the transportation industry are not easy. There are strict schedules, demanding routes and a physical toll that the occupation takes on workers. Truck drivers are especially familiar with these challenges. And unfortunately, these are not the worst risks truckers face. According to statistics, last year, truck drivers accounted for nearly 80 percent of fatalities among motor vehicle operators killed while working.
Every job has its own upsides and downsides. For some professions, the downsides include particularly high safety risks.
We have discussed the timeline for temporary disability benefits, but some injuries are so severe that they make it impossible for you to continue working for the rest of your life. Temporary benefits don’t help when you will never reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) for your condition.
No worker wants to get hurt or sick while doing their job. Illness or injury can mean employees must miss work and suffer from painful conditions that require medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable, stressful and frustrating.
If you suffer an illness or injury on the job, you can be eligible to receive financial support if your condition means you cannot work. If your condition causes you to miss at least seven days of work but you are expected to recover from an illness or injury, you may collect temporary total disability (TTD) benefits.
Workers' compensation claims can be wrongfully denied for many reasons. Addressing these wrongful denials can be essential in getting injured workers the benefits they need and deserve.