Volunteer Firefighter Injured in Line of Duty? What About Lost Pay?

Posted March 5th, 2019 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

All things considered, Hudson County has very few volunteer firefighters. In the meantime, some communities in neighboring counties like Bergen and Essex depend on volunteers when it comes to putting out infernos and small fires alike. So, what happens when a volunteer firefighter is injured in the line of duty? What about lost pay specifically? […]

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Are Property Fires Considered Premises Liability?

Posted May 2nd, 2018 by .

Categories: Premises Liability.

Property fires have ruined the lives of hundreds to thousands of families across the United States. From severe burn injuries to death, property damage involving fires can be catastrophic. Fires that occur in one’s household are among the most common. In 2016, there were 352,000 home fires. As a result, 2,735 people perished. But what […]

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What Happens When Volunteer Firefighters are Hurt on the Job?

Posted January 16th, 2018 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

With certainty, there’s no argument. Fighting fires are noble work. After all, there’s something to be said about individuals brave enough to run into a building when everyone else is running out. In the case of volunteer firefighters, they do so without pay. So, what happens when volunteer firefighters are hurt on the job? First […]

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Is it a Surprise that Firefighters Are at Risk for Work Accidents?

Posted January 11th, 2018 by .

Categories: Workers Compensation.

More than likely, it seems like a rhetorical question. Of course, firefighters are at risk for work accidents. What’s really amazing is that many don’t bother to pursue workers’ compensation claims. First things first. Why are the statistics so low on firefighters seeking workers’ compensation benefits? In the case of career firefighters, it may be […]

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The Holidays: A Good Reminder of the Need for Fire Safety

Posted December 5th, 2017 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

More than likely, you’ve seen the reminders. Whenever clocks go ahead or behind, it’s time to check your batteries in your smoke alarm. Meanwhile, there should be a further caveat. Use the holidays as a good reminder for fire safety. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides some very interesting information on winter holiday fires. […]

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Have a Safe Holiday, Part 4: Keep Fires in the Fireplace

Posted December 23rd, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

This is it! The big weekend is upon us. Not only is Christmas on Sunday, but Hanukkah begins at sundown tomorrow and Kwanzaa begins Monday. It’s a holiday weekend extravaganza! Do you know what all these holidays have in common? They all have fire hazards associated with them. Did you know that on average one out […]

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Summertime Safety Tips, Part 6: The Dos and Don’ts of Grilling

Posted July 8th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

There’s nothing like good barbecue. And now that it’s summertime, most of us are taking advantage of the good weather by using the grill. But be careful, that grill is more dangerous than you think. Did you know that every year, 7,000 Americans are injured and 8,900 homes are destroyed because of incorrect use of […]

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Fire Safety Fundamentals: More than Stop, Drop and Roll

Posted March 29th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Ask any first grader about fire safety and they’ll likely repeat one key phrase.  Stop, drop and roll.  After all, it’s what the firefighter told the class during his visit with them.  In years to come, it may be the only thing the child remembers about fire safety. Sadly, stop, drop and roll can get […]

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Tips on Avoiding House Fires During Christmastime

Posted December 24th, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Did you know that more house fires occur during the holiday season than any other time of year?  According to statistical analysis, a high percentage of house fires occur from December until February.  Some are attributable to the mere factor that winter has arrived.  (Although, we might add that this is not an obvious component […]

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You Can Prevent a Fire in Your Home With These Safety Tips

Posted October 20th, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Fire Prevention Week just passed and fire departments throughout the area offered educational programs on the subject.  In case you were not able to attend a local presentation, we are pleased to offer you some fire safety tips.  Burn injuries are among the worst. Timing of the Deadliest Fires Can you guess the hours of […]

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