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Older workers more prone to fatal workplace accidents

We can do everything right and still suffer tragedy. While we act with the intention of not being harmed in an accident, we cannot control the actions of others. This is especially true in the workplace. The health and safety status of the work environment significantly impacts a worker's ability to avoid life-threatening injuries in a work accident.

When it comes to fatal workplace accidents, older employees are at a higher risk. According to current statistics, older workers die on-the-job at a higher rate than workers overall. This is true even as the rate of workplace fatalities has decreased. It is a growing trend that baby boomers remain in the workplace long past the retirement age of 65. According to projected statistics, older workers will make up 25 percent of the labor market by 2024.

Alcohol a factor in a fatal crash in New Jersey

Drivers from all over the nation venture to New Jersey and New York for business or pleasure. While these motorists are not from the area, what remains true is the fact that they have the duty to drive safe in every state they travel through or in. Being negligent or reckless behind the wheel could cause a sudden, serious or catastrophic collision, injuring or killing those involved.

This is what recently occurred in Readington when a man from Connecticut was driving on Route 202. According to recent reports, a two-vehicle collision happened in the afternoon hours on Route 202 going northbound. Police officers believe that the crash happened when the Connecticut man traveling in a Chevy pickup truck crashed into the rear of a Volkswagen GTI driven by a 57-year-old man from New Jersey.

Helping you protect your rights following a pedestrian accident

Major cities can be dangerous places. This is especially true when it comes to pedestrians traveling in areas where traffic is heavy. Even when a motor vehicle is traveling a slow speed, the damage that a vehicle can do is astounding. When motorists in New Jersey and elsewhere are distracted or negligent, this could be the cause of a serious or even fatal pedestrian accident.

Broken bones, lacerations, internal injuries, head trauma and back injuries. These are all possible injuries a victim could suffer in a pedestrian accident. This not only means immediate medical care but ongoing medical care to treat short-term and long-term injuries. At Robert A. Solomon, P.C., our skilled legal team understands how a pedestrian accident could alter the life of victims. Thus, we are prepared to help victims in the Newark area exert their rights during a personal injury action.

Properly prepare for a claim after your dog bite accident

A dog attack can be a scary and stressful time. If there was no reason for the attack, it may be possible to file a personal injury claim for the dog bite.

In order to make a successful claim, parties must follow the set protocol. There are a few things to keep in mind when preparing a claim after a dog bite accident. 

Why many are misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia

When we are not feeling well, it is difficult to say what is exactly wrong. Many might assume that it is a simple ailment that will go away with time and over-the-counter remedies. Unfortunately, this is not the best treatment method for any illness or discomfort that we experience. This is when medical professionals are relied on to diagnose and treat you. However, even these experts make mistakes.

When it comes to certain medical problems, diagnostic criteria are established. This means a panel of experts establishes the criteria that must be met in order for a patient to be diagnosed with a specific disorder or illness. However, how each criterion is chosen and the negotiation process that goes on among the panel members could mean that there are gaps and chances for misdiagnosis.

How common are diagnostic errors?

Whether going to the doctor is a big ordeal or not, patients of all ages rely on medical professionals to use their skills and expertise to determine if and what is wrong with them. Because of that, patients in New Jersey and elsewhere believe what the doctor says, following any treatment instructions provided. But what happens when a medial professional gets it wrong? They might have skipped a step, overlooked a symptom, ordered the wrong tests or misread a test or scan. Small or big, a mistake could compromise the health and wellbeing of a patient.

How common are diagnostic errors? Based on current statistics, these medical errors occur at a much higher rate than one would expect. In fact, it is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime. While it is fairly common to experience such a mistake, only some deal with the devastating consequences associated with the.

Pedestrian accident kills 1, injures another

Whether it is the cold weather or the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, motorists seem to be in a rush these days. And while we tend to live busy lives, this does not excuse such behaviors while driving. Regardless if a driver is speeding, distracted or intoxicated, all of these acts could be the cause of a serious or even fatal crash. Victims of such a collision as well as their loved ones have rights and options when seeking to hold a negligent motorist accountable.

According to recent reports, a serious collision involving pedestrians recently occurred near a school in Linden. Two individuals, both from New York were struck during the early morning hours near the intersection of St. George Avenue and DeWitt Street. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred only blocks away from Linden High School.

Parking lot collisions higher during holiday season

Thanksgiving does not only mark the time of year when residents in New Jersey and other states across the nation spend more quality time with their families. It is also marks the time of year when shopping increases. Due to the deals and holiday celebrations approaching, many are in a rush to get their gifts purchased on time. This not only increases motor vehicle traffic but also the number of people in parking lots.

While it is common for pedestrians and vehicles to travel in the same area, this is not safely completed without the attention by both motorists and the people traveling by foot. However, when motorists are in a rush to get a parking spot and pedestrians and quickly exiting their vehicles to get into a warm store, distractions and negligence could occur.

What is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

As a previous post highlights, birth injuries are a major concern for parents. While many expecting parents do not anticipate encountering these issues when their little one finally arrives, the unfortunate reality is that the negligence of medical professionals could result in serious harms caused to a newborn. Thus, it is important to note what is considered a birth injury, if a medical professional is accountable for it and what legal recourses are available to you.

While there are a wide range of birth defects and birth injuries that could minimally or severely impact an infant, some birth injuries are especially scary and could result in life-long impacts. This is especially true if it the injury impacts the brain.

Were you injured on a construction job site?

Construction work can be a very hazardous job. Working with heavy equipment and machinery puts a construction worker at risk every minute on the job site. If you have sustained an injury at a job site, it is important for you to understand that you may be able to build a case to ask a court for damages for your injuries.

While not all construction accidents are necessarily eligible for compensation, you should not dismiss your chances without first getting the facts about your case. Consulting with a lawyer who has experience working with construction accident cases can be a good first step. Here are some factors to keep in mind as you consider your next move.

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