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Jersey Shore Law Insights

Drunk Driving Victims – A Criminal Conviction Will Not Pay for Your Losses

Posted by Brian Wilton on July 5, 2016
Many people think about drunk driving as a criminal issue, and rightfully so. Individuals who are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol face significant fines, probation, the loss of their license, and even jail time. If a drunk driver injures another person or damages property, he or she will face [...]
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4th of July – A Family Holiday that can Cause Serious Injuries

Posted by Frank Wilton on June 30, 2016
Independence Day celebrations are a tradition that millions of Americans look forward to each year. For many of us, the 4th of July means backyard barbecues with family and friends, food, drinks, and perhaps some fireworks. Unfortunately, there are many things about traditional 4th of July celebrations that can create [...]
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Are You an Employee or an Independent Contractor? Why it Matters for Workers’ Compensation

Posted by Brian Wilton on June 28, 2016
New Jersey law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for employees in case they are injured on the job. However, companies are not required to provide such coverage for independent contractors that they hire to perform work. When an independent contractor is injured on a worksite, they [...]
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How Long can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Posted by Frank Wilton on June 23, 2016
If you suffer a work-related illness or injury, you should be eligible to receive benefits from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. Under New Jersey laws, an employee generally does not have the right to file a lawsuit against their employer, so workers’ compensation benefits are their only remedy [...]
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When Should I Call a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Posted by Brian Wilton on June 21, 2016
Many people who have been injured in workplace accidents or who have developed a work-related illness wonder when they should contact a lawyer.  In some cases, you may be hesitant to contact an attorney because you are worried that it will be expensive or you do not think that your injuries are serious enough to [...]
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Common Examples of Occupational Diseases often Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Posted by Frank Wilton on June 16, 2016
When many people think about workers’ compensation claims, they think of an injury caused by a sudden and unexpected workplace accident. While incidents such as slip and falls and vehicle accidents certainly contribute to their fair share of workers’ compensation claims, occupational illness that develop over the [...]
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Hearing Loss and Workers’ Compensation – Do I Have a Claim?

Posted by Brian Wilton on June 14, 2016
When an injury results from a sudden accident in the workplace, it is relatively obvious that the injury was job-related and that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, with other types of injuries, it may be more challenging to receive benefits for your medical care, income replacement, and/or [...]
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Do Injured Workers Have to Establish Fault to Obtain Benefits?

Posted by Frank Wilton on June 9, 2016
After the initial shock of a workplace accident wears off, many victims start to wonder how their injuries will affect them financially. These concerns are often justified because if you are seriously injured in a work-related incident, you may incur significant medical expenses and even be unable to return work for [...]
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Protect Your Medicare Benefits During Your NJ Workers' Comp Claim Process!

Posted by Brian Wilton on June 7, 2016
The rules for Medicare are complicated. And the rules for Medicare set-aside benefits in workers' compensation cases, if not followed correctly, can even cause you to have your Medicare benefits temporarily frozen.
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NJ Workers' Comp: What Kind of Benefits Can I Get?

Posted by Frank Wilton on June 2, 2016
In the state of New Jersey, workers' compensation courts have a set of complicated rules that determine exactly which types of benefits you can claim if you get hurt on the job.
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Playgrounds - Is Your Child at Risk of Injury?

Playing on a playground is an enjoyable activity for many children throughout the United States and many visit playgrounds on almost a daily basis. Playgrounds are not only good for recreation and entertainment but also for physical activity and socialization. Unfortunately, playgrounds also pose the risks of injuries... Read More »

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