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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in New Jersey

New Jersey workers' compensation lawyers

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Elizabeth, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

As the premier workers’ compensation lawyers in Elizabeth, New Jersey, we at Mintz & Geftic have been representing the hardworking men and women of New Jersey for over 25 years. In this time, our workers’ comp lawyers have represented clients from all different industries who have suffered from work-related injuries.  This list includes construction workers, factory workers, truck drivers and many others that suffered some kind of personal injury while working.

Who is at Risk?

With all of our workers’ compensation experience, we can tell you that every single job contains some level of risk when it comes to work-related injuries.

We have seen workers’ comp clients working at a basic desk job get injured from a slip and fall accident at their office. In a case just last year, we helped obtain a large settlement for an office worker who suffered brain injuries in an auto accident. This settlement included $430k for negligence as well as $101k for workers’ compensation benefits, since this client was performing work-related duties when the accident occurred.

Of course, those working in jobs like construction are definitely subject to a higher level of risk than your typical office employees. In another case from last year, we had a client suffer work-related injuries when falling from scaffolding while at work. He endured multiple fractures to the skull, knees, wrists and face, along with a long list of other serious injuries. We were able to help the client obtain a settlement of a million dollars for negligence and an additional $136,500 for workers’ compensation benefits.

New Jersey’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

Okay, so which jobs were found to be the most dangerous in New Jersey? Check out this slideshow from NJ.com for a full breakdown. You can also click here to see why we think Santa should have been considered for the list.

If you work at one of the jobs on the list or you can think of any others that should have been included, please let us know here on our facebook page.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured while working, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us an email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our  workers’ compensation lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

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Video – Elizabeth, New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer

Watch today’s video where Elizabeth, New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer Bryan Mintz explains the important facts about workers’ compensation. Get helpful legal tips from an experienced Elizabeth, New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer.

Bryan Mintz, Martin Mintz and the entire Mintz & Geftic team have a great deal of experience when it comes to workers’ comp cases.  The Elizabeth, New Jersey workers’ comp lawyers at Mintz & Geftic fight for their clients every single day. We have represented clients from all different areas of labor, including truck drivers, union workers, construction workers, office workers, airline employees, factory workers and many others.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Workers’ Comp Lawyer

 

The most common injuries that workers’ compensation benefits typically pay for include:

  • Overexertion (excessive lifting, pulling, pushing, holding, carrying or throwing)
  • Slip and Falls
  • Being struck by an object (such as construction material falling from above).
  • Bodily reactions (injury caused by bending, climbing, reaching, sitting, slipping, standing or tripping without falling).
  • Being struck against an object (such as pushed into a door or wall).
  • Motor vehicle accidents.
  • Being caught in, under, or between equipment or objects.
  • Assault by another person.
  • Contact with extreme temperatures (for example, burns or frostbite).

We will help you understand your rights and fight for you against difficult employers and insurance companies. Call, email, or stop into our offices so we can begin helping you.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured while working, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us an email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our  workers’ compensation lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

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Elizabeth, New Jersey’s First for Women

MIntz & Geftic, Elizabeth, New Jersey LawyersNew Resource for the Women of Union County

“There’s a lot of need in this county — a lot of single women who need assistance and don’t know where to turn,” she said. “It’s about time.”

Those are the words of Jennifer Erdos (via NJ.com), an 11-year Union County employee, announcing the development of the county’s new Office on Women that she will be running. This office is the first county government office of its kind anywhere in New Jersey. Created under the Department of Human Services, the Elizabeth, New Jersey office will help promote services focused on women throughout the county.

 

 

From the new office’s website:

The mission of the Office on Women is to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, in education, in employment and business, health, and in the social fabric of Union County, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County.

For more information on this new Union County office, you can visit their website here. http://ucnj.org/departments/human-services/office-on-women/

Mintz & Geftic – Elizabeth, New Jersey’s Neighborhood Law Firm

As a part of the Elizabeth, New Jersey community for over 30 years and a law firm who fights for the rights of hardworking men and women, we at Mintz & Geftic are happy to hear that New Jersey’s first county office of its kind will be residing in Elizabeth.  While most of our clients know us as Elizabeth’s neighborhood law firm that handles all of their workers’ compensation and personal injury legal concerns, we are also a law firm that takes pride in fighting for the equal rights of all of our clients, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity.

On our team here at Mintz & Geftic we are mothers, fathers and grandparents to young women (the most recent granddaughter arriving just last month) and we are always supportive of any programs that can be a help to women.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Worker’s Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured, call our Elizabeth, New Jersey lawyers today at 908-352-2323 or send us an email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York. This includes the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers – NJ Hospital Grades

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Elizabeth, New JerseyA national report card on hospital safety came out this week that all New Jersey residents should see. As one of New Jersey’s top medical malpractice law firms (see recent verdicts and settlements here) this report definitely caught the attention of our medical malpractice lawyers here at Mintz & Geftic.

The report was done by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health care watchdog organization. Their bi-annual grading system is something that medical malpractice lawyers, hospital administrators and patients everywhere pay close attention to. The Hospital Safety Scores use a letter-grade system to rate over 2,500 hospitals nationwide and the full list of grades for New Jersey’s hospitals can be found at the bottom of this post.

Our medical malpractice lawyers reminded readers last year that preventable medical mistakes ranks third in the leading cause of death in the United States, only behind heart disease and cancer.

As medical malpractice lawyers we recognize that the vast majority of doctors are intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated to their patients. However, like in any other profession, mistakes can and do occur. Unfortunately, just a little mistake can have fatal results in the field of medicine. Even the very best doctors will likely make a few mistakes in the course of a long career, which is why they purchase medical malpractice insurance to protect themselves and their patients when a mistake or accident happens.

At Mintz & Geftic, our medical malpractice lawyers are here to help patients that have suffered a serious injury caused by a preventable medical error. Our medical malpractice lawyers have experience in handling some of the most challenging medical malpractice cases. We use some of the top resources available in conducting a thorough review of medical records to determine whether or not we will pursue a case.  Our medical malpractice lawyers are highly selective in pursuing these cases and we spend significant time and expend resources in investigation of all potential medical malpractice cases.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Startling Statistics

Finally, before reading the list of grades below, here are three startling numbers from the Leapfrog Group’s analysis:
1. 206,021 avoidable hospital deaths each year
2. 33,459 lives could be saved if every hospital improved their safety record to A standards.
3. 43,903 avoidable deaths still occur in hospitals with an A grade each year.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers – New Jersey Hospital Grades from the Leapfrog Group

GRADE A

Atlanticare Regional Medical Center – City Campus, Atlantic City

Atlanticare Regional Medical Center-Mainland Campus, Galloway Township

CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center, Bayonne

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack

Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington

Inspira Medical Center Elmer, Elmer

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Woodbury,

Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, Jersey City

Kennedy University Hospital – Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill

Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford, Stratford

Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Township, Turnersville

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch

Morristown Medical Center, Morristown

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston

Saint Clare’s Hospital of Denville, Denville

Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick

Shore Medical Center, Somers Point

The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood

Virtua Marlton Hospital, Marlton

Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly

Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Voorhees

GRADE B

Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton

CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital, Jersey City

Carepoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken

HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair

Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck

Inspira Medical Center Vineland, Vineland

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune

JFK Medical Center, Edison

Newton Medical Center, Newton

Ocean Medical Center, Brick

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, Rahway

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Somerville

Saint Clare’s Hospital of Dover, Dover,

St. Francis Medical Center of Trenton, Trenton

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Plainsboro

GRADE C

Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel

Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, Pennington

CentraState Medical Center, Freehold

Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains

Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville

Community Medical Center of Toms River, Toms River

Cooper University Health Care, Camden

Hackensack UMC Palisades, North Bergen

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown

Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro

Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Salem

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood

2016Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark

Overlook Medical Center, Summit

Raritan Bay Medical Center of Old Bridge, Old Bridge

Raritan Bay Medical Center of Perth Amboy, Perth Amboy

Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, Hamilton

Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin

St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, Wayne

St. Luke’s Warren Campus, Phillipsburg

St. Mary’s General Hospital, Passaic

Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth

University Hospital, Newark

GRADE D

Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, Secaucus

GRADE F

Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark

New Jersey and New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our medical malpractice attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.