Soon all the ghouls and goblins will roaming the street, going to Halloween costume parties and trick or treating with their friends through neighborhoods across the country. People will be dressed up in costume of their favorite superhero or scary creatures as they walk through the town. This is also the time to be on high alert, whether you are driving or a pedestrian. Accidents can happen easily especially when costumes are involved. [Read more…]
By: Robert Baumgarten
My name is Robert Baumgarten and I am one of the construction accident attorneys here at Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez Winograd L.L.P. Today I would like to talk to you for a moment about scaffold and ladder accidents and the rights of workers who are injured in an accident while using a ladder or a scaffold at a work site. Under New Jersey Law, a worker injured while in the course of his/her employment usually has two potential claims. The first is a Workers’ Compensation claim against your employer, and the 2nd is a third party action against someone other than your employer. Although these claims overlap somewhat, they are brought separately and in different courts. [Read more…]
November is Child Safety and Protection Month, which is a good opportunity for parents and childcare workers to take a fresh look at making homes a safer place for toddlers and children of all ages.
Technology is advancing at a faster rate than we can handle. Every couple of months. New technology is appearing. The latest is wearable technology, i.e., Google glasses. We have not yet mastered using cell phones while driving. We should not be using cell phones while driving. Do hands free devices make it any safer?
People injured by the negligence of others are usually entitled to damages, subject to certain exceptions. One of the exceptions that often arises is the situation where a person is injured due to the alleged negligence of a charitable organization or its agent. [Read more…]
OSHA, or the Occupational Health and Safety Act, was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 29, 1970. Its main goal is to ensure that employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions. Since its implementation, OSHA has been pivotal in maintaining worker safety at construction sites all over the country. [Read more…]
On September 10, Apple announced two new iPhones. The premium iPhone 5s sports a fingerprint scanning security system that Apple acquired and adapted from AuthenTec. Subsequently, the entire Internet rose up in a fury of protests, worries and paranoia. The objections include: what if someone lifts my prints and is able to access my phone; what if the government steals my fingerprints like the rest of my telephony metadata? [Read more…]
New York and New Jersey construction workers are a hardy lot – men and women who are accustomed to harsh conditions and dangerous machinery and equipment. In addition, they tend to have a great worth ethic and often cannot afford to lose money by missing work. When you put all of that together, you get workers who frequently ignore symptoms that occur after a workplace accident. [Read more…]
In 2007, three individuals were killed in Newark, New Jersey in an incident which has now been labeled the Newark School Yard Shooting. It is the job of a personal injury attorney to determine if anyone, other than the criminals, are responsible for someone’s injury as a result of a criminal act. [Read more…]