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Jersey Shore Law Insights

2 Signs that Your Slip and Fall was Caused by Negligence

Posted by Frank Wilton on August 4, 2016
Slip and falls accidents are among the most common cause of accidental injury in the United States, resulting in some 8.9 million emergency department visits each year. Like other preventable accidents in New Jersey, if you can establish that your slip and fall accident was caused by the negligence of a property owner [...]
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When Should You Call an Attorney after an Accident?

Posted by Brian Wilton on August 2, 2016
The days and weeks after a serious accident can be confusing and difficult to manage. If you are seriously hurt, you may be hospitalized, exhausted, in pain, anxious, and confused. As your condition improves and you start to consider the future, you may wonder whether or not you should call an attorney, and if so, [...]
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Beyond Cuts and Bruises: Dog Bites and Serious Infections

Posted by Brian Wilton on July 26, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an estimated 4.5 people experience dog bites on an annual basis in the U.S. In many cases, dog bites can result in bruising, cuts, or other seemingly minor injuries. However, even dog bites that seem relatively minor can have serious complications that [...]
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TBI: Common Result of Construction Site Accidents

Posted by Brian Wilton on July 19, 2016
Construction sites are often highly dangerous locations. These sites are inherently unstable as there are structures in various stages of development and completion. Construction sites often involve trenches, scaffolding, heavy machinery, and other dangerous circumstances that can result in injury to both construction [...]
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Recognizing Negligence in a Semi-Truck Accident

Posted by Brian Wilton on July 12, 2016
According to statistics published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an estimated 110,000 people sustained injuries in commercial truck accidents in 2014 alone in the United States. In addition, just over 3,900 people tragically died in accidents involving large trucks or buses that same year. [...]
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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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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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Intentional Employer Conduct May Entitle a Worker to Sue

Posted by Brian Wilton on May 31, 2016
The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation system exists to ensure that people who are hurt in workplace accidents have their medical bills and lost income covered while limiting employers’ liability. In exchange for this guaranteed coverage, employees relinquish their right to bring a lawsuit against their employer. As [...]
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Workers’ Compensation: Is it Always the Only Option After a Workplace Accident?

Posted by Frank Wilton on May 17, 2016
Workers' compensation insurance exists to provide benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Such benefits can cover medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for long-term disabilities. While workers' compensation can provide valuable assistance following a workplace accident, it is common to wonder [...]
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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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