Burlington Personal Injury Attorneys
More than 100 Years of Combined Experience
Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C.
Call For A Free Consultation 609-589-0649
Tell Us About Your Case

May 2016 Archives

Fatal workplace injuries

Many New Jersey employees work in hazardous jobs. While any loss should be taken seriously, there are some industries such as fishing and logging that leave workers especially prone to injury or death on the job. Loggers experienced a death rate of nearly 111 per every 100,000 workers in 2014 around the country. On a per capita basis, this made it the most dangerous job in America, with a rate of nearly 111 deaths per 100,000 workers.

New OSHA rule aims to protect New Jersey at-risk employees

OSHA finalized a rule in May 2016 that would make some workplace injury and illness data available to the public. While most companies are already required to keep records of injuries and illnesses, that information was rarely made available to OSHA or the public in general. The Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule would require employers in industries considered to be highly hazardous to send OSHA relevant data on a monthly basis.

Common causes of workplace injuries

Most people understand the risks that construction workers and other physical laborers in New Jersey face each day on the job. Falling from heights, overexertion and accidents involving work equipment are a few of the risks. While physical labor may have more obvious risks, even those who are in sedentary jobs could be injured in the workplace.

Proper footwear encourages worker safety

New Jersey workers in the construction and other industries should understand that proper footwear can promote a safer workplace. An on-the-job injury can often be prevented if an employee is wearing protective footwear that complies with thesafety standards for the line of work. It is important for workers to feel confident that their footwear is adequate for the task.

Teen driving safety programs in New Jersey

While it is of course possible for drivers of all ages to be involved in motor vehicle accidents, the demographic that likely comes to mind first when thinking about these incidents is teenagers. There is good reason for thinking this way since the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States.

Could machine determine if you have been texting and driving?

It is widely known that texting while driving is a dangerous behavior that increases the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Despite this, many individuals can't resist reaching for their phone to read, and sometimes even respond, to a text when they hear the telltale "ding" or buzz reporting a new message. The problem is rampant throughout the nation. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported distracted drivers caused crashes that led to the deaths of 3,179 people.

Local Attorneys Solving Local Problems

We are local lawyers solving local problems. Our firm has been providing quality representation since 1965, and our attorneys and staff offer more than 100 years of combined experience.