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Workplace stress on the rise, according to recent study

Mental health issues are often stigmatized in our society. Physical health ailments are viewed as real, while the legitimacy of mental health problems is often questioned. Yet with the pervasiveness of mental health issues in this country, that shouldn’t be the case.

Is Amazon doing all it can to protect its employees from COVID-19?

Amazon has become one of the country’s largest employers in recent years. Warehouses have popped up in every state, as the country has collectively begun to rely on the convenience and fast delivery of the online retail giant over brick-and-mortar alternatives.

COSH releases “Dirty Dozen” list of worst U.S. employers for 2020

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) releases an annual report of its “dirty dozen” employers. This list is comprised of the worst-ranked U.S. employers based on factors that compromise the health and safety of workers and the community at large. In addition to the worst 12 employers, this year COSH also called out four more employers in their Dishonorable Mention list.

Exposed to the Coronavirus at Work? Know your rights

Under NJ Workers' Compensation law, if you or a loved one have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while acting within the scope of employment you are entitled to receive medical treatment, lost wage benefits, and a disability award from your employer. If the unthinkable occurs and a loved one passes away from the Coronavirus, then dependents can recover death benefits.

What rights do ‘essential’ workers have during a pandemic?

Thousands of New Jersey workers have been laid off or furloughed over the past few weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But thousands of others in public safety roles as well as those in jobs deemed “essential” continue to go to work every day.

Will workers’ compensation cover PTSD?

Mental stress is common in all job types. Very few workers in the United States escape its clutches. But when it comes to stress that comes from on-the-job injuries or otherwise debilitating events, workers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may find it difficult to perform everyday working duties.

Not-so-fertile breathing grounds for compensation

It started with a little shortness of breath. But now you always feel that you’re overcome with weakness, battling a harsh cough and fighting off chest pain. It may all be because you picked up one of the deadliest diseases in the world at work. But without taking the proper steps, it’s not likely you’ll get the help you need from workers’ compensation.

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