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January 2020 Archives

New bill increases workers' compensation coverage for amputations

A measure that was passed by the Assembly in December was recently signed into law. With this, its sponsors, Assembly Democrats Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, aim to provide more compensation for New Jersey workers who have lost limbs in work-related accidents. They noted that this is long overdue because workers' compensation had hardly been updated during the past 40 years.

Workers' compensation: Sheet metal causes serious injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into a workplace accident on a New Jersey work site. A workers' compensation claim will likely follow a recent construction site accident. A 59-year-old construction worker was a member of a construction crew working on a site behind the headquarters of the Franklin Lakes Fire Department. Reportedly, the man was a firefighter in Newark, and Hackensack previously.

Unexpected car accidents can have serious outcomes

Injuries can change a person's life in ways that most people do not expect. While pain is often the first repercussion that pops into people's heads, injuries can also lead to high medical bills, lost wages due to being unable to work, loss of abilities and other hardships. As a result, when injuries result from car accidents, it is common for injured parties to seek compensation.

School sued after student suffers severe animal bites

A former student of a high school in another state and her parents filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging negligence. As in New Jersey, there are laws in place to hold dog owners or other negligent parties responsible for animal bites. In this case, the defendants are the priest, campus minister, the high school, and several other parties who were involved in scheduling volunteers to visit senior citizens as part of a Meals on Wheels project.

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