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Workers’ Compensation Employee Fraud

Workers’ compensation fraud costs employers $30 billion annually. Studies show that 1% to 2% or more of all worker’s compensation insurance claims are fraudulent.[1] Under NJ law, it is a fourth-degree crime, and penalties can range to a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.[2] The severity of the penalties varies […]

New Jersey Building Collapse Lawyers

In June 2021, a building collapse in Miami, Florida from Champlain Towers South condominium, made news for killing many people. It was not the first of its kind, and certainly will not be the last. Disasters such as these are not always fatal. Even so, at Livingston DiMarzio, LLP, we understand how devastating building collapses […]

Smoke inhalation and chemical exposure is a cause for concern for workers among many industries. Depending on the frequency and quantity, breathing in carbon monoxide, dust, and chemicals can be detrimental to your health. Employers are expected to take all necessary precautions in providing workers that work with chemicals or around smoke the required training […]

Cyber-attacks are a growing threat for the workers’ compensation industry. The potential for blackmail in workers’ comp is ripe for attacks due to sensitive information held about individuals. Third party administrators, hospitals, corporations, law firms, and compensation insurers may all hold this type of information, which if gained access to, can lead to identity theft.1 […]

Schools and universities are mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for students. 71% of students regard colleges as having a right to mandate coronavirus vaccinations, while 29% do not support vaccination requirements or are not sure.[1] What kind of implications do mandatory vaccinations have for student bodies? Are there exceptions to getting vaccinated? Schools have been mandating vaccinations […]

Compensation for COVID-19

In this blog, we examine a case study and an example of why it is difficult to win a workers’ compensation claim based off contracting COVID-19. The fact is, the burden of proof that one contracted COVID-19 at work, and not elsewhere, is not easy to pass. In Texas, where no presumption of eligibility exists, […]

Poor Treatment of Amazon Workers

Success at what Expense? Amazon fulfillment centers have experienced increase demand for its goods since the novel coronavirus has kept many people at home. More people have been shopping online in a bid to stock up on certain items, and to avoid the check-out line at the grocery. Amazon workers have walked off the job […]

Essential Workers at Walmart Underhanded

Workers and industry professionals have fought hard during the COVID-19 pandemic to support their families and livelihoods. We have a lot to be thankful for in terms of essential workers. They have kept grocery stores stocked, manned the cash registers, and kept distribution centers moving. They have also provided health care and medical services to […]

Rise in Virtual Communication Videoconference services such as Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Google Meet have become almost ubiquitous. According to their blog post, Zoom’s daily users have jumped from 10 million daily users in December 2019 to 300 million daily users in April 2020.[1] The demand for remote communication such as video calls is driving […]

Mental Health Among Law Enforcement

Police Actions Scrutinized Police officers have arguably one of the most difficult jobs out there. Witnessing death, crisis after crisis and violent crime can put a toll on the mind, and the body. Recent events involving police mistakably pulling the trigger or using excessive force when dealing with a person has put the limelight on […]

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