Category Archives: Injury Law

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Horseplay during a Lull in the Workday Found Compensable (Part 2): Major Deviation from Work

Posted in Injury Law, Workers' Compensation

The New Jersey courts, like the court in South Dakota, tend to focus on whether horseplay constitutes a major deviation from work when assessing compensability of injuries. In Trotter v. City of Monmouth, 144 N.J. Super. 430 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 73 N.J. 42 (1976) the Appellate Division addressed the issue of major deviation. In… Continue Reading

New Jersey’s New Child Passenger Safety Laws: What Parents Need to Know

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Effective September 1, 2015, new child passenger safety laws will go into effect in New Jersey.  These new laws were designed with enhanced safety in mind – specifically on improving protections for young children riding in cars.  So what are these new rules? Every child under 2 years old and weighing less than 30 lbs…. Continue Reading

Truck Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries

Posted in Injury Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents often can result in serious or even fatal injuries. An example of such an accident is one that many people read about last summer: the accident where a Wal-Mart truck and a limo van collided. The accident severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and two other occupants and killed fellow comedian James McNair. Another… Continue Reading

What Should You Do If You’ve Been Injured At a Grocery Store?

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates

Grocery stores and other large retailers generally have plans, policies and procedures designed to keep their customers safe. Unfortunately, far too often store employees either do not know or do not follow corporate safety policies. This is why thousands and thousands of people are injured in grocery stores here in New Jersey every year. Many… Continue Reading