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Preventing Back Injuries In The Workplace

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Back injuries can happen anywhere, but they are increasingly common in the workplace. Approximately 20% of workplace injuries involve back injuries. Many back injuries are caused by everyday activities done improperly, such as lifting. Warehouses and offices often have heavy boxes and items that are not properly stored, requiring lifting. That’s why it’s a… Read More »

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New Jersey Ranks Low For Drunk Driving

By Michael P. Burakoff |

All motorists know that drinking and driving is illegal and immoral. You would think that this activity would cease to exist, but it’s still rampant in many parts of the country. Drunk driving accidents still happen on a regular basis. The good news is that, since 1985, alcohol-impaired fatalities have decreased. However, drunk driving… Read More »

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Surge In Bicycling Requires New Laws, Protections

By Michael P. Burakoff |

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of new trends—good and bad. With gyms closed early last year due to quarantines, New Jersey residents sought out other ways to stay fit. One of those ways is bicycling. While this might seem like great news, the bicycling trend has also led to an increase… Read More »

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Girl Injured In New Jersey Dog Attack

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Dogs are not always man’s best friends. They may not even be a child’s best friend. Too many youngsters trust canines, only to get mauled in a dog attack. Some get seriously injured and even killed. A 3-year-old girl is recovering from serious injuries after she was attacked by a family friend’s pitbull. The… Read More »

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Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide For Fatal Hit And Run

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Bicyclists may be getting a lot of exercise, but they face a lot of dangers on the roadways. They share streets with motor vehicles and all it takes is one wrong maneuver to cause a fatal bicycle accident. Sadly, this was recently the case in New Jersey. A motorist hit a bicycle on Shunpike… Read More »

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Construction Worker Injured In Scaffold Collapse In Jersey City

By Michael P. Burakoff |

It’s common for employees to be injured in the workplace. Injuries are especially common on construction sites. That’s because there are so many dangerous elements involved, from heights to heavy materials to power tools and machinery. Construction accidents can lead to a variety of injuries and damages. A New Jersey man was recently injured… Read More »

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Gerber Accused Of Selling Lead-Tainted Baby Food

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Parents want to give their children the best things in life, whether it’s food, education, electronics, healthcare, or any other essential item. So when parents find out that they’re feeding their children tainted food, they’re bound to get upset. A product liability lawsuit has been filed against Gerber, the popular baby food manufacturer, after… Read More »

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Worker Killed At New Jersey Tile Store

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Many workplace accidents cause minor or major injuries. Others, unfortunately, result in death. That was recently the case when an accident at a Roseland business led to fatality. The accident occurred on the afternoon of September 20 at Porcelain Source, a tile company located at 140 Harrison Avenue. Very few details were provided about… Read More »

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Man Killed In Manchester Motorcycle Accident

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Motorcycles can crash in various ways. Some motorcycle accidents are caused by other vehicles, while others are solo-vehicle crashes. In any case, the result can be fatality. Sadly, this was recently the case in New Jersey. A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Manchester. The fatal accident happened on Route 70 on the… Read More »

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Osteoarthritis?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

When people think of workplace accidents, they may imagine incidents such as slips and falls, crush injuries caused by machinery, electrocutions, contact with chemicals, or crashes with construction equipment. A lot of workplace injuries are more subtle, though. They are overuse injuries that cause wear and tear over time, so they’re not one-time events…. Read More »

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