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Motorcycle Safety Increased by Training Programs

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Motorcycle Safety Increased by Training Programs

Let’s start with the facts, compiled by the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety. Between 2003 and 2007, 377 motorcyclists died on New Jersey roads. Between 2003 and 2007, motorcycle registrations increased by 17 percent. Annually an estimated 2,500 motorcycles are involved in crashes in New Jersey. Recklessness is an element in motorcycle… Read More »

Where Does Your Job Begin?

On May 9, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Hersh v. Morris County, to decide physically where employment begins. Ms. Hersh, an employee of the County, was assigned a scan card to allow her access to a parking garage where the County maintained parking privileges for its workers. On… Read More »

Potential Narcotics Abuse in Workers Compensation Treatment

Injured workers suffering from pain are often prescribed opioids, highly addictive medications that can lead to long-term dependencies. Pain management during treatment is essential to healing. How to balance the risk of addiction and the proper treatment for chronic pain requires patient and medical vigilance. New York and Louisiana have the highest rates of prescribing… Read More »

Facebook Postings are Admissible Evidence in New Jersey

Decades ago suspicious employers doubting disability claims would send out private investigators to surreptitiously photograph a claimant mowing the lawn or practicing golf strokes. Today it’s just a matter of asking for access to social media sites like: Facebook Twitter eBay Tumblr Instagram At least according to a magistrate in federal district court in Newark,… Read More »

Wounded Warriors Can Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, Too

Injured veterans are eligible for expedited Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Any veteran wounded after October 1, 2001, no matter the cause or place of the injury is eligible for these services.   Even veterans in active duty status and receiving military pay might still be eligible for SSD. The determining factor, of course, is… Read More »

New Jersey’s State of Well-Being

What constitutes well-being? Well-being is more than just being free from disease. According to the World Health Organization, health is “…not only the absence of infirmity and disease, but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being.” According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, well-being is comprised of six measurements: Life Evaluation Physical Health Emotional… Read More »

Social Security Disability Claimants Double in Twenty Years

In the last two decades the number of Americans receiving Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) has more than doubled from 5.2 million to 11.7 million by the close of 2011. Analysts explain the rise two ways: the aging Baby Boomer population is now more prone to illness and accidents, and the fact that more women… Read More »

Staged Car Accidents

New Jersey has no-fault car insurance, making its drivers vulnerable to staged car accidents. Staged car accidents occur in wealthier areas because the victims are most likely to have adequate car insurance. These phony accidents cost legitimate drivers millions of dollars in false claims and inflated insurance premiums. Here are some tactics to watch out… Read More »

Texting While Driving

Distracted driving, which includes texting, causes 16 percent of fatal car crashes and 20 percent of accidents causing some injury. Making its way through the New Jersey legislature is a new bill authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Director of Division of Highway and Traffic Safety, to place signs… Read More »

Click It or Ticket

Although focused on Memorial Day travel, the New Jersey Click It or Ticket campaign to promote seat belt use is a year-round initiative. Seat belts save lives. Last year 86 percent of New Jersey police agencies participated in the campaign, which resulted in 981 child restraint violations issued, 4,951 speeding citations and 861 DWI arrests… Read More »