Protecting Workers, Easing Pain: Understanding New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation System for Back Injuries

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Workers suffering back injuries need to recognize possible warning signs of serious work-related back conditions such as herniated discs. Injured workers can report the condition to their employer as New Jersey is a no-fault system providing benefits regardless of who is responsible, including the injured worker.

Back Injuries in NJ Workers Comp: How Do They Happen?

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Back injuries are the most frequent and often most serious form of on-the-job injuries in New Jersey. The nature of the job is a key factor, with certain industries like construction carrying higher risks of back injury. Any job, though, can pose a hazard for a back injury, from poorly designed workstations to wet floors in the office.

Understanding the Value of a Bulging Disc Settlement under New Jersey Workers’ Comp

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New Jersey workers' compensation provides a permanency award for those injured workers with permanent functional loss resulting from a bulging disc. That loss is expressed as a percentage. The parties negotiate a settlement or present evidence at a trial for a fair determination based on the unique facts of each case.

Navigating Back Injury Recovery: A Guide to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation System

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Suffering from a back injury at work can be a life-altering experience. Suddenly, you are thrust into a world filled with medical jargon, complex procedures, and an uncertain timeline for recovery. The road to recovery can be long, arduous, and filled with both triumphs and setbacks. And each individual's journey is unique.

Don’t Injure Your Back at Work in the First Place: Preventing Back Injuries in the Workplace

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Every year, thousands of hardworking New Jerseyans suffer from back injuries at work. It's a hard truth, but what's harder? Back injuries can be life-altering. The immense pain and suffering that these injuries can cause. In an ideal world, employers take preventive measures to help prevent back injuries, including, for example, safety equipment.

Decoding Back Pain: How New Jersey Workers Can Recognize Serious Work-Related Back Injuries

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Work-related back injuries can have a significant impact on your well-being and ability to perform your job. Recognizing the signs of a serious work-related back injury and knowing how to respond promptly is crucial for your recovery and potential workers' compensation claim. In fact, back claims are not only common injuries on the job but also some of the most debilitating medical issues of your life.

Herniated Disc in NJ Workmans Comp: What is your Claim Worth?

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What your herniated disc claim is worth in New Jersey workers’ compensation is a complex combination of factors unique to your case. Determining a worker's disability percentage, for example, involves assessing the severity of the injury and the level of impairment resulting from the work injury causing your herniated disc.

Don’t Ignore Work-Related Back Injuries: Your Rights Under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law

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Hardworking employees often suffer workplace back injuries. Many underestimate the severity of their injuries or fail to take the proper steps to protect their rights under the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Law. Workers often ignore their injuries, considering them "part of the job." Many injuries go unreported and untreated.

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