The opioid epidemic is a serious national crisis affecting millions of Americans each day. New Jersey has already lost over 2,600 residents to opioid overdoses this year. The Attorney General in New Jersey is now fighting back.
When people think about a work-related condition for which a person may be collecting workers' compensation, they often think of injuries like broken bones, back pain or even brain trauma. While these are all types of conditions that can warrant workers' compensation benefits, it is not just injuries that can hurt workers.
Asbestos is a harmful substance that was widely used for decades in everything from the flooring in homes to pipes in military vessels. And even though the risks of exposure to asbestos are widely known, it is not completely banned in the U.S. and many people still come into contact with the toxic fiber in their home or workplace.
At the end of a long day, many office workers feel minor soreness in their shoulders or realize that they have strained their eyes too much. On the other hand, some feel unbearable pain from typing or using a mouse. It is likely that these people are suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.