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March 2020 Archives

How can bikers avoid most motorcycle accidents?

Most motorcycle riders in New Jersey know that they have to ride defensively to escape the risks posed by negligent or inconsiderate vehicle drivers. While protective gear can only protect riders from some of the typical injuries bikers suffer in motorcycle accidents, it could make them more visible to other road users. However, bikers can do a whole lot to avoid accidents and life-changing injuries.

Deceased worker's family can file workers' compensation claim

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the police are investigating a workplace accident that claimed the life of a construction worker. The surviving family will likely be eligible for death benefits through the New Jersey workers' compensation insurance program. Reportedly, the incident occurred at a northern New Jersey construction site.

Motorcycle accidents: Sedan driver flees crash scene

Good Samaritans in New Jersey, including a pizza deliveryman, did not hesitate to detain a hit-and-run driver in New Jersey on a recent Friday afternoon. Motorcycle accidents are known to cause severe or even fatal injuries, and this rider was fortunate to survive a collision with a sedan. An investigation into this accident is ongoing.

Warehouse workers, are you at risk of forklift injuries?

With the advent of e-commerce, where consumers don't even have to leave home to make all sorts of purchases with the click of a mouse, warehouse workers are in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated in 2017 that more than 960,000 workers were employed by storage and warehouse facilities in the United States. Most toil as material movers and freight stock handlers, laborers and forklift operators. The BLS expects these numbers to jump up 8% by 2026.

Workers' compensation claim will likely follow trench collapse

Trenches are some of the most hazardous places to work. A significant number of workers' compensation claims in New Jersey and elsewhere follow injuries or fatalities that involve cave-ins. The husband of a pregnant woman in New Jersey recently lost his life when a trench in which he was working collapsed.

Car accidents: 3 injured in crash involving school bus and 2 cars

When a school bus was involved in a recent accident in New Jersey that involved two passenger vehicles, it was fortunate that there were no children on the bus. However, occupants of cars are typically worse off in car accidents in which a big rig or bus is involved. This was also the case in this accident that sent three injured people to the hospital.

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