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July 2016 Archives

What to know about workplace driving

Most New Jersey employees who are injured on the job are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, injuries that are incurred while commuting to and from work are usually not covered. This is called the going and coming rule, but there are exceptions that may allow a worker to claim benefits while on the road.

Primary caretakers and child custody

As New Jersey parents see their marriages coming to an end, they might wonder about how custody issues will be decided by a judge. One of the leading factors contributing to a decision about primary custody can be the pattern already established in a family. The value of the primary caretaker's role in the child's life can be linked to psychological stability, which can influence a judge's decision.

CDC says U.S. has highest death rate from car accidents

New Jersey drivers may be interested to learn that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people are killed in car crashes in the United States than any other developed country. In 2013, for example, there were approximately 90 vehicle deaths every day, adding up to more than 32,000 traffic fatalities for the year.

The high cost of falls for workers, businesses

New Jersey residents might not expect the potential for much danger when it comes to falling down, but falls that happen on the job cause the most deaths after transportation-related fatalities. Liberty Mutual estimates that U.S. disability claims cost $61 billion every year.

The settlement process in a trucking accident

New Jersey residents who have been injured in a truck accident might wonder what is involved in coming to a settlement rather than pursuing litigation. There may be both advantages and disadvantages for the plaintiff in agreeing to a settlement. A settlement may be reached through arbitration, negotiation or mediation.

Addressing risks associated with welding fumes

Welding, like many occupations in North Carolina and elsewhere, carries serious health risks, particularly when a person is regularly exposed to welding fumes. Here are some of the dangers associated with welding, and several things welders can do to mitigate those dangers.

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