Protecting Workers’ Rights in New Jersey’s Hottest Month: Understanding Heat-Related Hazards

By |2023-07-20T21:07:02-05:00July 20th, 2023|Workers' Compensation|

As the temperature rises, so does the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of workers exposed to extreme heat in the workplace. In the state of New Jersey, the month of July brings scorching temperatures, making it the hottest month of the year. At Szaferman Lakind, we recognize the significance of this seasonal challenge [...]

If You’ve Suffered a Heart Attack or Stroke You May Be Eligible To Receive Workers’ Comp

By |2022-07-26T15:53:36-05:00July 26th, 2022|COVID-19, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation|

By: Michael Brottman According to the Center for Disease Control, someone in the United States suffers a heart attack every 40 seconds. This equates to approximately 800,000 heart attacks each year. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States,” [...]

What to Do If You Are Injured At Work

By |2022-06-22T14:54:02-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Workers' Compensation|

By: Samuel M. Gaylord In New Jersey, workers’ compensation benefits are no fault.   This means that workers are entitled to benefits regardless of fault for the incident.    If you are injured while in the course and scope of your employment, the first thing you should do is report the accident and your injuries immediately [...]

Tanya L. Phillips Appointed as a Workers’ Compensation Judge

By |2023-06-30T12:22:46-05:00May 27th, 2022|Company News, Workers' Compensation|

Tanya L. Phillips, a Partner in the Szaferman Lakind Workers’ Compensation practice, has been appointed as a Workers’ Compensation Judge. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Tanya on May 19, 2022 and she was then confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate on May 26, 2022.Ms. Phillips has been practicing in the areas of workers’ compensation [...]

Failure To Report: Failure to Report a Work Accident Allows Insurance Carrier to Deny Benefits

By |2022-05-16T12:33:07-05:00May 16th, 2022|COVID-19, Workers' Compensation|

By: Samuel M. Gaylord In today's economy workers are being injured and not reporting it. In fact, a recent survey showed only one (1) out of every seven (7) work accidents are reported.  Fear of losing their job, fear of reporting the claim, fear of being perceived a troublemaker are all legitimate concerns after [...]

Emerging from the Pandemic, Seeking Legal Counsel is More Important Than Ever

By |2022-03-22T10:07:15-05:00March 22nd, 2022|COVID-19, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation|

By: Michael Brottman While we all hope that the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing its end, the reality is that COVID-19 cases continue, driven by the recent surge of the Omicron variant. Even if you have not personally been infected, we have all suffered from this pandemic. Lost opportunities for business, education, medical treatment, travel [...]

NJ Public Safety Workers Eligible for Workers’ Comp for COVID-19

By |2022-03-22T09:24:49-05:00March 22nd, 2022|COVID-19, Workers' Compensation|

By: Samuel M. Gaylord Police officers, first responders and public safety workers are covered by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation if exposed to and affected by COVID-19. The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits for injuries “arising out of and in the course of one’s employment”. The New Jersey Supreme Court in Coleman v. [...]

New Jersey Law Journal Spotlight: Small Firm Mergers Piling Up in New Jersey

By |2022-02-03T11:30:24-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Company News, Workers' Compensation|

On February 2, 2022, the New Jersey Law Journal published an article titled "Small Firm Mergers Piling Up in New Jersey". Szaferman Lakind Partner Sam Gaylord was featured in the article as he discussed his decision as former Managing Partner of Gaylord Popp, LLC to merge with Szaferman Lakind at the beginning of 2022. [...]

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits Regarding COVID-19 in New Jersey

By |2022-07-28T10:33:56-05:00May 20th, 2020|COVID-19, Workers' Compensation|

Over the past several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, with over 3,000,000 confirmed cases around the world. At the time of publication, over 1,000,000 of those cases are in the United States, with New Jersey nearing 120,000 confirmed cases and 7,000 deaths. While everyone is doing their part to flatten the curve [...]

Explaining What You Can Do After Rejecting an Offer to Settle in Your Workers’ Compensation Case

By |2022-07-28T14:00:42-05:00February 7th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|

You have rejected the first settlement offer after you were evaluated by doctors for an injury you suffered while at work.  Your attorney will then attempt to renegotiate the settlement with the insurance company in court.  The insurance company may or may not agree to another settlement amount, and the judge may provide input in [...]

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