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Can You File Workers’ Comp When You Are Hurt at a Company Event Outside of Work?

The preeminent rule for workers’ comp eligibility is that an injury must be work-related, meaning that it occurs “in the course of employment” and “arises out of employment.” Yet, many companies hold events outside the place of employment and at off hours. Suppose you’re at your company’s annual holiday party and twist your knee line-dancing…. Read More »

Is Your Landlord Liable for Your Injuries on His Property?

The answer to this question, like so many others in the legal arena, is “it depends.” The simple fact that your injury occurred on your landlord’s property — or property owned by any other person, for that matter — does not automatically confer responsibility for your harm on the property owner. There must be more… Read More »

Can You Bring a Premises Liability Claim Against a Mall Parking Lot?

Premises liability is the area of the law that makes landlords liable for injuries that occur because of dangerous conditions on their property. So, if you are injured in a mall parking lot, can you sue the company that owns it? Well, sometimes yes, and sometimes no. For a premises liability case to go forward,… Read More »

Can You Sue a City When You’ve Been Injured by Slipping and Falling in a Train Station?

If you suffer a slip and fall on the stairs or platform of a train station, you might wonder if the city where the train station is located is responsible for your injuries. For the sake of this question, let’s assume a defect in the station caused the fall, not a push from another passenger… Read More »

Are Towns in New Jersey Liable for Your Injuries in Their Public Parks?

There are two considerations to this question’s answer. The first is whether the mere fact that an injury occurred in a park is enough to make the park responsible to the victim. The second is whether the town is the responsible party for the park. As to part one, parks are places of recreation, and… Read More »

Your Rights to Sue a Drunk Driver for Accident Injuries

If you are hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you have the same rights to recover compensation as you would against any negligent driver, but there are a couple of special considerations. First, let’s recap the personal injury basics: Under New Jersey’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law, a party injured in an… Read More »

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury describes physical damage to brain tissue caused by blunt force, concussive force, severe shaking, or penetration of the cranium by a foreign object. Major causes of traumatic brain injury are auto accidents, falls, explosions, athletic injury, and criminal assaults. In our law practice, we see many TBI victims who were injured in… Read More »

Your Rights to Sue When Assaulted on the Job

A victim of a deliberate assault has the same rights as a victim of negligence: to recover compensation from the wrongdoer for economic and noneconomic losses, including medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. However, there are important differences to be aware of. First, a person who commits assault faces criminal and civil liability…. Read More »

What Action Can You Take When a Neighbor’s Dog Bites You?

Although many states allow a dog “one free bite,” New Jersey holds dog owners strictly liable for injuries due to dog bites in most circumstances. So, if your neighbor’s dog bites you, you are entitled to recover compensation for your losses, which can include: Medical bills Loss of income Pain and suffering Disfigurement and/or disability… Read More »

Can You Sue an Office Building for Elevator or Escalator Injuries?

If you are injured in an elevator or escalator accident, there are several potential defendants who might be liable for your injuries. However, where liability attaches depends greatly on the circumstances of the accident and the relationship between the office building’s ownership and the escalator or elevator. Few building owners maintain their elevators or escalators… Read More »