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June 2020 Archives

Workers' compensation: Amputation hazards

Workers in the manufacturing industry will always be at risk of suffering amputation injuries. A significant percentage of workers' compensation benefits claims filed in New Jersey and across the country involve work-related amputation injuries. Employers are responsible for employee safety, which means that all the necessary protective devices must be present on machines and equipment with moving parts.

Motorcycle accidents: Police seek help in solving biker's death

With the onset of warmer weather, bikers in New Jersey and elsewhere are taking to the open roads. Bikers say there is nothing as thrilling as riding a motorcycle. However, specials skills are required because motorcycle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye -- often with catastrophic consequences.

Car accidents: Big rig driver arrested after leaving crash scene

Leaving an accident scene can have severe legal consequences. Fortunately, sooner or later, law enforcement catches up with most hit-and-run drivers who flee the scenes of car accidents. Following the death of a 21-year-old woman on a recent Thursday, the New Jersey State Police announced that the driver of a tractor-trailer was arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene after striking a woman on Route 95 in the Fort Lee area.

Critical steps to take after dog bite injuries

The ramifications of dog attacks can be considerable, with significant financial, legal and medical consequences. Victims of dog bite injuries who are unsure of their legal rights to recover damages may be uncertain of the critical steps to take after a dog attack. New Jersey is one of the states with a "strict liability" law when it comes dog attacks.

An attractive nuisance can lead to premises liability claims

With the arrival of summer, property owners in New Jersey may want to look at any potential dangers that could cause injuries to unsupervised children around their yards. These are called attractive nuisances that include anything that could attract neighborhood children to come onto the property for a closer look. However, if such incidents cause injuries, the property owner could face full financial accountability through a premises liability lawsuit.

Material handling injuries cited in workers' compensation claims

Workers in the warehousing and fulfillment centers in New Jersey face a host of workplace injury risks. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates safety standards for this industry, holding employers responsible for the safety and health of employees. However, workers' compensation claims citing material handling injuries continue to be filed.

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