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December 2019 Archives

Potential high for premises liability claims in winter months

Property owners must take all reasonable precautions to protect employees, patrons and guests against hazards that could cause slips and trips. This is a significant responsibility, particularly during New Jersey winters. Anyone who suffers injuries in a fall while visiting a supermarket, shopping center, hotel, office complex, manufacturer, apartment or other property with access to the public might have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.

Snow squalls significantly increase risk for car accidents

Amid the recent heavy snowfalls in New Jersey's center parts, safety authorities cautioned drivers about the hazards posed by snow squalls. According to the National Weather Service, snow squalls are short-lived, intense bursts of exceptionally heavy snowfalls. When they occur, the risk of car accidents is significantly higher.

Cumulative trauma from repetitive work could end your career

Quite a few people mistakenly think that workers' compensation benefits only apply to those who have suffered a traumatic injury in the workplace due to a catastrophic accident. While those hurt due to employee mistakes or machinery failures should obviously receive workers' compensation benefits, so too should workers who develop injuries over a protracted period of time.

5 workplace hazards that cause most workers' compensation claims

New Jersey employers are responsible for keeping their workers safe and healthy on the job. Unfortunately, many employers disregard many federal or state safety standards because of the misguided belief that compliance might affect the bottom line. Learning more about the safety hazards that cause most injuries could help workers to mitigate those dangers and stay safe with no need to file workers' compensation claims.

Car accidents: In New Jersey texting and DUI equally serious

Losing a loved one in a crash is naturally a traumatic experience for the surviving family members. The fact that many car accidents were preventable makes it even tougher for families to work through. It is only natural to seek justice after such a loss; however, nothing can bring that person back. The family of a New Jersey pedestrian who died after being struck by a texting driver may find no comfort in the fact that the driver might spend 10 years in prison after she was convicted in a New Jersey criminal court.

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