Progresso To Close Plant In Vineland, NJ-Measures Made To Protect Workers

By |2016-11-22T21:00:59+00:00September 19th, 2016|Media, Workers Compensation|

General Mills announced recently that its Vineland, New jersey location will be closing by the summer of next year. The General Mills/Progresso Plant closure is going to greatly effect the Vineland area-close to 400 jobs will be lost in an already stricken by high unemployment. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152, a union [...]

Frequency of Workers Compensation Claims Decline While the Severity Increases

By |2016-04-05T19:05:47+00:00April 5th, 2016|Workers Compensation|

According to Insurance Business America, over the past ten years the number of workers’ compensation claims is decreasing, but the severity of the injuries reported is increasing. Milliman and Keenan Healthcare analyzed workers’ compensation data and compiled a report showing frequency, severity, and medical and indemnity costs. They considered how reforms may affect the numbers [...]

When Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers Get Injured

By |2017-08-30T18:15:38+00:00March 24th, 2016|Workers Compensation|

Many municipalities in New York State have volunteer firefighters and/or ambulance workers. The communities appreciate the dedication and passion the volunteers show, and the legislature has acknowledged those that are injured in the line of duty by passing laws to protect their rights. The Volunteer Firefighters’ Law was enacted in 1957, and the Volunteer Ambulance [...]

New York State Comptroller Announces Decrease in Pension Contribution Rates

By |2016-06-29T16:48:36+00:00October 14th, 2014|Social Security, Workers Compensation|

The New York State Comptroller recently announced that the contribution rates paid by state and local governments towards New York's pension funds will decrease. According to the Comptroller’s office the average rate of contribution will decrease to 18.2% for most public workers from 20.1%, the comptroller said. For police and firefighters, the employer rate will [...]

Congressional Candidate in Long-running Dispute Over Worker’s Comp

By |2016-06-29T17:04:09+00:00May 30th, 2014|Workers Compensation|

A campaign worker on Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny’s 2010 and 2012 campaigns alleges Doheny “is stalling” the hearing of a disputed workers compensation claim, related with injuries she received in a February 2012 motor vehicle accident while traveling to a campaign event. Alicia E. Sirk, who was Doheny’s deputy campaign manager, said she continues [...]