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Man killed, 6 injured in premises liability tree accident

Should property owners be held responsible if someone gets hurt by a falling tree limb on their property? That is just one of many questions to arise after a premises liability accident on Mother's Day in Passaic, New Jersey. A "flash storm" incident left one man dead and several others injured after lightning struck a tree and caused branches to fall on the victims.

Official reports show that a 28-year-old man died because he was struck in the head by a falling tree branch. Six other people were also struck by limbs at the celebration, and all of them were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. This was just one of several similar incidents throughout the city - police officers shut down other streets because of falling branches damaging vehicles and obstructing thoroughfares.

Work accident victim suffers 30-foot fall at NFL Draft

A New Jersey employee is recovering from job-related injuries after falling from the roof of a stage during the NFL Draft. The 27-year-old man may be eligible for workers' compensation because of injuries associated with the fall. He suffered broken ribs and a lacerated spleen, according to official reports. The injuries occurred in Philadelphia, but the man is employed by a company based in New Jersey.

The company, which does not have a record of safety violations, is now under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for its failure to protect its worker. The victim reportedly fell 30 feet from the top of the stage. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition. It is not clear whether the man was wearing appropriate safety equipment or if he had been trained to work at such heights.

How to determine if you are a victim of negligent maintenence

Suffering injuries, both physical and emotional, in any type of accident is difficult, but it can be incredibly frustrating to know that you suffered because of the negligent or reckless actions of another party. In some cases, it is not a direct action that causes you harm, but rather negligent maintenance is to blame.

Your accident and injuries could be the result of negligent maintenance if you were hurt in a slip-and-fall accident or other incident in which dangerous conditions caused you harm. It can be difficult to validate a claim of negligent maintenance, but you will find great benefit in seeking experienced legal help if you wish to pursue compensation.

Amtrak conductor seeking workers' compensation after fall

An Amtrak conductor is seeking financial damages after a workplace injury accident left her with serious injuries while unloading baggage. The New Jersey woman is seeking workers' compensation after she suffered spinal injuries, experienced a concussion and lost teeth in the train's baggage car. The 58-year-old employee is seeking financial damages of more than $150,000 in connection with the incident.

Reports show that the woman was injured when she tripped while walking between the bulkhead door and interior door of the baggage car while retrieving luggage in August 2016. She says she tripped because of poor lighting, missing handholds and an uneven floor. The fall caused her to suffer major injuries to her head and spinal area, and the woman has undergone surgery to repair discs in her back. The woman has been unable to work since the accident.

Man dies after being hit by New Jersey train

A man suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a light rail train on April 21. The victim, who was struck while walking along an isolated section of the tracks in Jersey City, was likely trespassing at the time of the incident. Official reports have not yet revealed the man's age or identity.

Authorities say that none of the passengers on the train was injured, but service between Danforth Avenue and Liberty State Park was suspended while an investigation commenced by the New Jersey Transit Police Department and Jersey City Police. Dozens of light rail passengers were forced onto buses while authorities attempted to determine the cause of the incident.

Do you have a claim to compensation after a sidewalk accident?

A trip-and-fall accident is not only embarrassing, it can also cause serious and debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, many sidewalk accident victims never explore their legal options because they are unsure of what caused the incident or who may be liable for their injuries.

Pedestrian accidents happen every day in New Jersey, and a large number of these accidents go unreported. If you fell while walking on a sidewalk or on public property, you may actually have a valid claim to financial compensation. You can learn more about this possibility by reaching out to an experienced personal injury attorney who can explain your legal options.

Man claims premises liability fall at store left him injured

Grocery stores can prove perilous if their floors are not properly cleaned or the premises properly maintained. Victims in New Jersey and other states can suffer serious injury, leading to premises liability suits, simply because they slip and fall on a wet floor in a store. One Midwestern man is seeking financial compensation from Save-A-Lot Food Stores, a popular nationwide retailer, because of just such a wet floor.

The man says he suffered serious injury when he slipped in front of a leaky freezer during a September 2015 trip to the store. He is arguing that the property owner failed to maintain a safe premises, and he is seeking compensation for a variety of civil claims. The customer alleges that the store had the responsibility to clean and dry the floor - or at least warn customers that the floor was wet.

Dog bites not the only way animals cause personal injury

Do you think area dog owners should have increased liability when it comes to dog bite injuries? Some personal injury victims' advocates say that those who have suffered from dog bites deserve better protection in New Jersey's neighboring state of New York. So, what happens when man's best friend turns out to be a big nightmare? Let's find out.

First, it is important to establish the fact that dog bites are not the only ways in which a dog can injure someone. A famous case from 2014 illustrates this particularly well. A dog owner tied his animal to a bike rack outside of a store while shopping. The dog got spooked and ran off with the bike rack attached to his leash. A pedestrian was injured when the dog struck him in the legs with the bike rack - who was at fault? Most would say the owner of the dog, but a New York court actually cleared the dog owner of all wrongdoing because the animal did not have "vicious propensities."

Slip-and-fall work accident victims deserve compensation

What types of injuries do you typically associate with the manufacturing industry in New Jersey? Workers' compensation claims probably come down the pipeline for machine-related wounds - but the fact is that slips, trips and falls are also much more common than you might think. Employers are responsible for keeping their workers safe from the permanent disability that can result from a slip-and-fall accident - here is how they can make the workplace safer for their valued employees.

Why are slips and falls so dangerous? Slips, trips and falls are among the most hazardous injuries because they can lead to permanent disability. In fact, fall prevention is the most commonly violated workplace safety regulation, according to experts at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This can not only cause problems for workers, but it can also lead to financial issues for employers.

What does a workers' compensation claim look like in New Jersey?

What does the process look like for submitting a workplace injury claim in New Jersey? When you are looking for help from a workers' compensation claim, the regulations and requirements may seem overwhelming. The fact that the process seems difficult should not dissuade you from seeking the money you need and deserve - instead, consider seeking the assistance of a qualified team of attorneys. Today, we explain some of those confusing details to get you started on your workplace injury accident claim.

Is there a timeframe for filing my workers' compensation claim? Yes. In New Jersey, you generally have to file the claim within two years of the injury in order to be eligible for benefits. In some situations, this requirement may be flexible, particularly for workplace illness victims who may not become aware of their conditions until well after their employment tenure.