When people think about toxic chemicals and exposure risks on the job, they often think of industrial or constructions jobs where people come into contact with known hazardous materials like asbestos.
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 of workers' compensation cases they usually think of traumatic accidents that result in injuries such as broken bones, back pain, or even brain trauma. While these all warrant workers' compensation benefits, they are not the only type of claim.
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.