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May 2018 Archives

The risks associated with rideshare driving

On a daily basis, people employed in various fields run the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle collision while they drive to or from work or run errands for their employer. However, some workers, such as rideshare drivers, face a particularly high chance of being involved in a motor vehicle crash. Moreover, these accidents can be especially damaging for rideshare drivers for various reasons. As a result, it is important for you to be aware of the risks associated with this line of work if you are a rideshare driver or are considering this career path.

Household cleansers contain dangerous ingredients

The “Tide Pod Challenge” that swept the Internet in January of this year is just one example of several potentially dangerous household products of which New Jersey residents should be aware. What may have started as a bad joke became something much scarier as teens took up the “challenge” to eat them in a video that went viral. Harmful ingredients in the soap include toxic polymers, hydrogen peroxide and ethane. For two toddlers and eight seniors with dementia, eating the packets has proved deadly.

What benefits does Workers' Compensation offer?

The purpose of New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation system is to provide injured workers the means of recouping lost wages and medical costs after seven days of missed work. In return for this safety net, the worker and the business both forego their rights of bringing suit against the other party for negligence, with some exceptions, according to the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

Nursing home falls and traumatic brain injuries

If your aging parent resides in a New Jersey nursing home, his or her safety, welfare, comfort and contentment are always on your mind. Even though you probably checked out the facility thoroughly before helping your parent move in, nevertheless you keep hearing about nursing home negligence and abuse on TV and reading about it on the internet. Since you cannot visit your parent every day, you worry that (s)he could receive substandard treatment without your knowledge.

Understanding behavioral problems after a tbi

Suffering from any kind of brain injury can take a considerable amount of work and patience. Because each injury can be unique, the time it can take to recover may vary. New Jersey residents who have experienced a traumatic brain injury may experience many stages of the recovery process. The following information covers some of the common issues people face after such a serious accident, including behavioral concerns. 

Top causes of car crashes in the New Jersey

Every year in the U.S., many thousands of people die in vehicle accidents, several hundred of them in New Jersey, while those injured in car crashes number several million, according to Fortune magazine. Along with this tragic cost in lives comes a cost to society. A very real financial cost that in 2016 was $432 billion. This total accounts for property damage, medical expenses, administrative expenses and lost wages and productivity. Worse even than these costs is the knowledge that many accidents can be avoided.

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