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May 2017 Archives

Postal carriers' injury increasing from dog bites

On the heels of National Dog Bite Week in April, discussing injury related to dog bites and postal workers simply makes sense. One of the most vulnerable victims for personal injury from dog bites is your postal worker. Postal Service representatives rank just behind senior citizens and children when it comes to frequency of dog bites. Now, with increasing rates of package delivery throughout the nation, postal workers suffer a growing risk of permanent injury because of dog bites.

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.

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.

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.

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.