If a worker suffers a head injury on the job, he or she may receive a workers' compensation package tailored to any visible symptoms. That package may include paid leave and medical expenses.
Driver negligence is a big contributor to many motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey. Yet there may be other causes outside of a driver’s control. The product recall involving GM ignition switches is a recent example of a product defect that has caused injuries to many drivers. Although GM was not immediately forthright, it has subsequently issued a product recall and set up a settlement fund for accident victims.
Routine inspections by officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration may help enforce workplace safety standards. However, employers can take a proactive approach to avoiding potential hazards on their sites through a service called the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, or SHARP.
From 2003 through 2012, nearly half of all Social Security disability claims were denied. Why?
One reason truck accidents can wreak large-scale devastation is the force generated by their sheer size. At high-speeds, vehicles that may weigh several tons can produce chain-collisions upon impact. The truck accident that injured actor Tracy Morgan is a prime example.
Although a variety of accidents can result in brain injury, there may still be misunderstanding over the long-term effects of this type of injury. Indeed, as a personal injury law firm that has pursued compensation against a negligent party on behalf of brain injury victims, we understand that damage requests can vary greatly. The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey maintains a website that provides some information to help with this confusion.