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August 2016 Archives

New Jersey premises liability: 2 dead and several injured in fire

In mid-August, a house fire in New Jersey claimed the lives of two individuals and left several others injured and homeless. This incident occurred at a rental property in Little Ferry. At least three families have been affected by this event. Currently, investigators are unsure as to why the fire started. However, if the property owner is believed negligent in any way, each of the affected families may be able to pursue premises liability claims in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

New Jersey work comp: 4 EMS workers hurt in auto accident

On Friday, Aug. 12, a multi-vehicle car crash between an ambulance, a car and a semi-trailer in New Jersey resulted in four emergency medical responders being injured. These individuals were all inside the ambulance when the wreck occurred. It is believed that they were en route to a mutual aid call and that no patients were in the vehicle. As this incident occurred while these individuals were on the job, they may be entitled to utilize work comp benefits to aid in their recoveries.

Driver charged for fatal hit-and-run car crash

The man believed responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident in New Jersey has been arrested and charged for the incident. The auto-pedestrian car crash is said to have occurred in June in the Hoboken area. Authorities were able to identify the driver by using traffic cameras and license plate readers.

New Jersey workers' compensation and traumatic incident stress

While every job involves some level of stress, there are certain fields in which employees are exposed to things that are unimaginable to most people. Responding to or witnessing traumatic events can take a serious toll on one's mental and physical health. For employees in New Jersey who have been negatively affected by traumatic incident stress while on the job, workers' compensation benefits may be utilized in order to obtain any necessary medical and psychological care.