Slip-and-falls are among the most common injuries to occur while at work. According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts, in 2017, your odds of dying due to a fall was 1 in 114. Slips, trips and falls are the second-most common cause of occupational fatalities in the United States, and New Jersey saw 26 such deaths in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. [Read more…]
If you have been hurt on the job in New Jersey, your first (and sometimes only) avenue of recourse will be through the state’s Workers’ Compensation Court. Your claim may initially seem simple, but you may be surprised to find your medical treatment denied and your request for payment rejected. It’s a common occurrence and thankfully a client had the Bronsnick Law Firm in his corner when submitting his latest Workers’ Compensation claim. [Read more…]
The holidays are generally a fun time for employees in workplaces across New Jersey. As previously discussed, there are several risks that employers and employees should know when preparing and throwing holiday parties.
Drivers and pedestrians on the road will need to be on high alert this holiday season because statistics demonstrate that Autumn – particularly in the afternoon and evening – is a high-risk time to be on the road. According to the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety, one-third of all crash deaths in the U.S. occurred between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. in 2016. In the same year, 9,843 motor vehicle deaths involved a drunk driver between October and December – that’s 27% of the whole year, and New Jersey’s statistics are in line with the national averages. In fact, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranked New Jersey eighth-highest in DWI casualty rates in the U.S. with 137 in 2016. [Read more…]