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Fall at Job Site Settles for $750,000

By |Property Owner / Premises Liability, Workers' Compensation|

A construction worker in Monmouth County, Saul Medina, sustained injuries to his heel and ankle during a fall at a worksite in Oct 2016. His case settled for $750,000. Medina fell over 12 feet from the 2nd floor of a house while working in Brielle, NJ. He was [...]

New Jersey Advances Medical Marijuana In Workers’ Compensation

By |Workers' Compensation|

New Jersey's state Assembly Appropriations Comittee advanced bill A1708 which would require workers' compensation benefits and personal injury protection (PIP) to include coverage for medical marijuana in some situtations. The bill requires the individual to be enrolled in New Jersey's medical marijuana program. While the bill was first [...]

Significant Drop In Car Accidents During COVID-19

By |Motor Vehicle Accidents|

As the pandemic continues in New Jersey, more and more residents are working from home or avoiding conventional means of transportation. As a result, the number of injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents has been significantly reduced. In fact, the number of fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents [...]

Runaway Forklift Lawsuit Settles for $850,000 in Essex

By |Catastrophic Injuries, Property Owner / Premises Liability|

A delivery worker in Essex County had his leg crushed by a runaway forklift which settled out of court for $850,000. The plaintiff, Marcos Sanchez-Oronzor of Newark, sued United Same Day Delivery for his injuries. According to the plaintiff's counsel, Sanchez-Oronzor was employed by A&B Transport who had [...]

NJ COVID Bill Advances

By |Workers' Compensation|

The New Jersey Assembly is now advancing a bill that would make it easier for frontline employees who contract COVID-19 to obtain workers' compensation benefits. New Jersey was one of the hardest-hit states by the COVID-19 pandemic. Legislation A3999 would provide relief for essential workers who have contracted [...]

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

By |Uncategorized|

If you or a family member has been injured in an accident and received compensation, you may be wondering if that settlement is taxable income. There are typically several types of compensation you may seek in a personal injury lawsuit. They include: Reimbursement For Property Damage - Damages [...]