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Federal Bill Would Aim to Keep Health Care and Social Service Workers Safe While on the Job

In response to the growing number of acts of violence against health care and social service workers, U.S. Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut recently introduced a bill that would require the Labor Department to implement a workplace violence prevention program with the workers’ safety in mind. Continue reading “Federal Bill Would Aim to Keep Health Care and Social Service Workers Safe While on the Job”

Getting More Than You Bargained For: Injuries, Violence Mar “Black Friday” Sales

retail store injury lawyer New JerseyThe day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday,” is the day when the holiday shopping season starts. People rush out to the malls and big-box stores in hopes of finding the perfect gifts and the best deals. But “Black Friday” has also become more synonymous with acts of violence. Continue reading “Getting More Than You Bargained For: Injuries, Violence Mar “Black Friday” Sales”

When is an Employer Liable for the Actions of Their Employees?

personal injury lawyer New JerseyOften times, the negligent actions of an employee may cause injuries to another individual.  Under the doctrine of respondeat superior (or “let the master answer”), an injured party may pursue compensation from an employer for the injuries they sustained. Continue reading “When is an Employer Liable for the Actions of Their Employees?”

Safety Group Releases List of Potentially Harmful Toys This Holiday Season

defective product lawyer New JerseyWith the holiday season here, many parents are on the look-out for this year’s most popular toys for their children. However, it is important that parents shop with caution as many toys can pose potential risks to children. Every year, thousands of children face serious injuries relating to toys. Recently, a safety group released its annual list of the “10 Worst Toys” for the holidays. Continue reading “Safety Group Releases List of Potentially Harmful Toys This Holiday Season”

Children and Personal Injury Claims

personal injury lawyer New JerseyWhile every parent hopes they never need to see their child suffer through an injury, children are just as susceptible to the negligence of others as adults.  With that being said, the process for bringing a personal injury claim on behalf of a child has several differences from that of an adult’s personal injury claim.  The differences in the processes exist to protect the more sensitive rights and well-being of the child. Continue reading “Children and Personal Injury Claims”

Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident

slip and fall accident lawyer New JerseySlip and fall accidents are common and may result in serious injury. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents account for more than 1 million hospital visits, 12 percent of total falls. For those aged 65 to 84 years old, falls are the second-leading cause of death. For those 85 years or older, falls are the leading cause of death. Continue reading “Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident”

Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Failing to Rectify Hazards in the Workplace

work injury lawyer New JerseyThe U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it has cited a New Jersey-based pet food manufacturer for failing to ensure the safety of its workers by exposing them to various safety and health hazards. Continue reading “Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Failing to Rectify Hazards in the Workplace”

No-Fault Insurance in New Jersey

The concept of no-fault insurance claims first began in the United States in the early 1930’s, though it did not gain much popularity until it was refined in 1965 by Professors Robert Keeton and Jeffrey O’Connell. No-fault insurance, sometimes referred to as Personal Injury Protection (PIP), allows for the payment of medical expenses and other damages such as lost wages due to injury resulting from an auto accident. PIP was constructed with the intent to reduce the incentive to litigate as well as shorten the settlement wait-time brought on by the litigation process. If medical debts are being taken care of through each party’s personal auto insurance, the injured parties will be able to reap their full compensation immediately, regardless of who may have caused the accident. Continue reading “No-Fault Insurance in New Jersey”

Defenses to Intentional Torts

In a previous article titled, “Intentional Torts: What Are They?” the three main intentional torts (battery, assault, and false imprisonment) were explained. Many people may believe that, since a tort has been committed against them, they are entitled to damages. However, this may not hold true, as there are defenses to intentional torts. A few defenses to intentional torts include:

Intentional Torts: What Are They?

A tort is considered to be a civil wrongful act or an infringement of a right, which leads to civil legal liability. An intentional tort carries intent, meaning that the person committing the tort had the purpose or knowledge of doing so. A few common intentional torts include:

  • Battery;
  • Assault; and
  • False Imprisonment.

Continue reading “Intentional Torts: What Are They?”