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What Happens if you Sustain Emotional Trauma from a Robbery or Attack at Work in New Jersey?

Posted in Injury Law, Workers' Compensation

Are you still covered by New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits? The answer in New Jersey is generally “YES.” The workers’ compensation law in New Jersey is much more lenient on these types of issues than in our neighboring state of Pennsylvania. In a recently publicized workers’ compensation case in Pennsylvania, a manager of a liquor… Continue Reading

Florida Jury Awards $2 Million Verdict in Tobacco-Related Wrongful Death Suit

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates, Stark News, Wrongful Death

On March 27, 2015 a team of Stark & Stark attorneys led by Shareholder Stephen A. Corr, Esq. obtained a $2 million verdict from an Indian River County, Florida jury in a wrongful death suit against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.  The verdict was a victory for widower Robert Gore,… Continue Reading

School Bus Accidents

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2000 and 2009, 130 school-age pedestrians (younger than 19) died in school transportation-related crashes. Over two-thirds (67%) were struck by school buses, 6 percent by vehicles functioning as school buses, and 27 percent by other vehicles involved in the crashes. There were… Continue Reading

New Jersey Red Light Traffic Camera

Posted in Community, Injury Law, Legal Updates

As many drivers know, New Jersey’s red light traffic camera program proved to be a controversial topic of conversation.  Some people felt that the cameras saved lives by reducing the number of car accidents.  Others believed the cameras amounted to too much of a governmental intrusion into people’s private lives, almost like Big Brother watching… Continue Reading

Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update

Posted in Injury Law, Workers' Compensation

In 2014, the Camden County Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee presented a seminar on the topic of commuting injuries in workers’ compensation cases.  As co-chair of this committee, I was one of the speakers.  This seminar focused on the Premises Rule and the many exceptions to that rule.  The “Premises Rule” came about as the… Continue Reading

Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury

Posted in Construction Accidents, Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death

A recent article in Insurance Journal lists the top 10 causes of workplace injuries based on 2012 Liberty Mutual claims data for injuries lasting six or more days. The ranking is based on total workers’ compensation costs but it is interesting to note the leading causes of injuries in this study. If I were to… Continue Reading

Be Careful of Trip Hazards and Slip Hazards Inside and Outside

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall

Now that winter is well underway, it is important to remind everyone to be careful not only when walking outside but also to be cautious when walking inside places, especially public buildings.  Ice and snow on a customer’s shoes can easily become a major slip hazard when it gets tracked into a supermarket, retail store,… Continue Reading

Link Shown Between Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood and Behavioral Issues

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents

A new study published in the September, 2014 edition of the journal “PLOS ONE”, offers further support for the existence of a connection between suffering a brain injury at a young age and a variety of serious problems, including behavioral problems.  While studies have long noted a variety of long term consequences, including variations in… Continue Reading