Head Injuries and Concussions in the Workplace

Head Injuries and Concussions in the Workplace

Head injuries are one of the most serious forms of injuries in the workplace. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation cases like this should not be taken lightly.  As we know, the brain is the control center for the body, so we cannot function or live without it.  It is composed of soft tissue and can be easily damaged.  The skull – the protective layer of bone that encases the brain – only adds a thin layer of protection. That is why many employers require head protection on the job.  However, head safety gear (helmets, hard hats, etc.) only helps absorb SOME...

Amputation Injuries in the Work Place

Amputation Injuries in the Work Place

There are hundreds of different types of amputations that can occur when you are severely injured in a work-related accident. One that comes to mind immediately would be a construction worker cutting off his fingers or hand at the wrist when carelessly cutting a two by four. Another would be a tree surgeon climbing a tree with a chain saw and slipping as a result of miscalculating the direction of a falling limb, accidentally grabbing onto the cutting edge of his moving chain saw. A butcher at a supermarket is chopping, cutting and slicing all day long and it’s hard...

Don’t Be Afraid to File a Civil Worker’s Comp Case

Thousands of people each year are injured on the job. Thousands of employers each year neglect the injured person’s medical recovery expense. If you have been injured at work, and your employer did not cover for your medical expense, you have an excellent civil case to retaliate.  (*Note:  This does not imply to individual contractors).  What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” insurance program that provides the following benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. -Medical Benefits -Temporary Total Benefits -Permanent Partial Benefits -Permanent Total Benefits It also provides death benefits to dependents of workers...

Yes, Mental Health Expungement in New Jersey is Possible

Yes, Mental Health Expungement in New Jersey is Possible

Have you been turned down from an employer because of prior mental history?  Denied a Firearm’s ID permit or a handgun permit because of a psychiatric visit?  Background Checks drawing a red flag? Is your mental health record negatively affecting your life?  Relax! There’s hope because there’s a little known remedy to this problem here in New Jersey – it’s called mental health expungement. Who is eligible for expungement? According to N.J.S. 30:4-80.8. Petition to have commitment expunged from records: Any person who has been, or shall be, committed to any institution or facility providing mental health services, or has...

Types of Burn Injuries in the Work Place – New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney on Your Side

Types of Burn Injuries in the Work Place – New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney on Your Side

According to OSHA, The Occupational Safety Health Administration, over 5000 persons every year are admitted to the hospital with work-related burn injuries. Workplace burns can range from the minor, burning your hand on a hot plate in a restaurant, to partial electrocuting oneself. No matter the degree or severity or your work-related burn injury, The Morano Law Firm LLC is there to help you. Burns at work often lead to cases decided in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Court Although there are hundreds of ways one can experience a burn injury at work, most fall into one of the three common...

Construction Site Accidents and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law

Construction Site Accidents and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law

Finding  a top New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Construction Site Accidents is important for the success of your case. Some work places are more dangerous than others and the precautions that one has to take into consideration to be safe are as different as night and day. Although they can sometimes be the cause of serious, debilitating injuries, office workers have little more than stress, headaches and repetitive motion injuries like carpel tunnel syndrome to worry about. A construction worker, factory worker, farmer or other laborer on the other hand literally put their lives on the line every day...

Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Workplace – Understanding New Jersey Occupational Claims for Workers’ Compensation

Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Workplace – Understanding New Jersey Occupational Claims for Workers’ Compensation

Repetitive Stress injuries are becoming increasingly common in the workplace and are a major source of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation claims. We are experienced workers’ compensation lawyers and are knowledgeable in all types of repetitive stress injuries. Computer use, bar code scanners checkout clerks, and fixed position work activities are three of the most common causes of repetitive stress injuries in the work place. These types of claims are also commonly referred to as occupational claims. Computer Operators Office clerks employed as data processing technicians read data from physical sources like paper and input that data into a computer program...

39:6B-2 No Insurance Ticket – One Year Suspended License Can Now Be Avoided

39:6B-2 No Insurance Ticket – One Year Suspended License Can Now Be Avoided

N.J.S.A.39:6B-2 has always been a difficult ticket to defend. In my career, when clients and potential clients would ask me about this ticket, I would instantly cringe. Quite simply in the past, the harsh no insurance ticket would mean an immediate suspension of your license for a full year. Other tickets which call for a potential loss of license (DUI, drug charges, driving on suspension, etc.) at least had ways to fight and/or negotiate On January 17, 2014, Governor Christie signed A-1844 into law as P.L. 2013, c.237. The new law took effect on January 17, 2014. A copy of...

Lower Back Injuries in the Workplace

Lower Back Injuries in the Workplace

Lower back injuries can be the be the result of any number of work-related activities. Bending over to pick up a heavy object, shoveling or sweeping materials, or hopping in and out of a work vehicle from an elevated cab to name just a few. Of all the work-related injuries that result in workers’ compensation claims, lower back injuries are the most common. If you are suffering from lower back pain as a result of an accident or event at work, or as a result of a repetitive motion that your job requires you to do, give our firm a...

Cleaning Up that Pesky Criminal Record – Are You Eligible for a New Jersey Expungement?

Cleaning Up that Pesky Criminal Record – Are You Eligible for a New Jersey Expungement?

Many of you probably heard the news in early December that actor/past Calvin Klein model, Mark Wahlberg, asked the state of Massachusetts for a pardon for his 1988 assault conviction. The more technical term for the pardon he was asking is called is an “expungement” of criminal records. When he was 16, Wahlberg tried to steal alcohol from a man outside a convenience store near his family’s home. He hit a man at the store with a stick and punched another man as he ran from the police. When he was caught, the police found a small amount of marijuana...