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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

My Eyeglasses Broke During a Workplace Accident. Can I File a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim?

An accident that breaks bones or causes other injuries certainly has the capacity to damage items on your person as well. Of course, your employer has the discretion to replace a valued piece of jewelry or your favorite pair of shoes, but it is not required to do so. However, the law recognizes the importance… Read More »

Can a NJ Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Denied Because of a Pre-Existing Injury?

Not to be confused with the Second Injury Fund, New Jersey workers’ compensation law generally covers injuries sustained on the job even if a worker suffered a previous injury in the same area of the body. The real question to be answered is whether an injury simply acted up while the worker was on the… Read More »

Can I Be Legally Liable for My Own Workplace Injury?

One main reason for workers’ compensation is to provide the coverage for medical attention employees need regardless of who is liable for the circumstances that caused injury or illness. That being said, there are some occasions when insurers can deny a claim based on employee fault. When you file a workers’ compensation claim, your employer… Read More »

What Types of Benefits Does Workers’ Comp Provide?

An on-the-job injury covered by Workers’ Compensation could be anything from a bruised thumb to the complete loss of both hands, from a twisted ankle to an accidental death. Each injury calls for an appropriate level of benefits to injured workers and/or their families. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development divides workers… Read More »

What Constitutes Fraud Under NJ Workers’ Compensation Law?

A simple definition of workers’ compensation fraud is any activity that prohibits the fair payment of valid claims for workplace injuries or illnesses. However, it is important to understand that fraud can be used to collect undeserved benefits as well. Anyone connected with a workers’ compensation claim can potentially participate in fraudulent activities. The state… Read More »

The Bite and More: Rabies in Domestic and Wild Animals

New Jersey laws protect and provide for residents attacked by dogs. As a strict liability state, New Jersey requires pet owners to pay for damage done by their pets. But animals that bite are not always domestic and the damage from bites can go beyond lacerations and wounds — it can be viral. In late… Read More »

A Summer Night and a Car Accident Leaves Two Dead

In June of this year two young men, were driving after midnight. For reasons unclear, the 2000 Honda Civic that they were driving in slid across the center line and struck a bicyclist. After striking the cyclist and the curb, the car overturned, became airborne and smashed into a roadside tree with such force that… Read More »

On the Road: Be Aware of Distractions

Distracted driving is not new. It did not take cell phones and electronic devices to create the danger of distracted driving. In June of this year, an 81-year old Toms River man died and his wife was injured when an oncoming car veered into their lane and collided with their car. The 28-year old driver… Read More »

Safer Car? We Have an App for That

Mechanical defects can contribute to car accidents. Worn out brakes or mechanical defects from the factory can lead to equipment failure on the road. What if you could easily find out if your car has such problems? Now you can. In March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) introduced its Safer Car app to… Read More »

Controversy on Long Beach Island: Development or Wetland Dedication?

In 1962, a powerful storm destroyed 350 homes on Long Beach Island. At the time, landowners were blocked from rebuilding beyond what was considered a reasonably durable portion of the shoreline. Franklin H. Berry, of this firm, argued the constitutionality of that ordinance before the New Jersey Supreme court and won. Today, as a result… Read More »

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