Dangers to Office Workplace Safety

Safety in the workplace extends beyond retail stores and warehouse facilities. There are many dangers that face employees in an office setting as well. Property owners and managers in New Jersey should have an understanding of the risks facing office workers and a plan to prevent injuries. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of … Continue reading “Dangers to Office Workplace Safety”

Preventing falls in retail stores

Business owners in New Jersey have a serious responsibility to keep their property safe for employees and customers due to the serious risks of slip-and-fall accidents. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than one-fifth of all emergency room visits are the result of a fall. Many falls occur in a public place, and … Continue reading “Preventing falls in retail stores”

Dog bites and an owner’s responsibility

Although dogs are often excellent companions that lend comfort and friendship to their owners in New Jersey, dog bites are a fairly common occurrence in the United States. DogsBite.org reports that in the year 2015 alone, dog bites resulted in over $570 million of homeowners insurance claims and expensive medical bills. Every year, there are … Continue reading “Dog bites and an owner’s responsibility”

Tips for landlords to prevent slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall cases involve any situation in which a person falls on a property, resulting in injury. For property owners who rent out their spaces, it is important to note that they are not responsible for just their residents. According to the New Jersey Courts, property owners and managers should make sure that any known dangers … Continue reading “Tips for landlords to prevent slip-and-fall accidents”

DESPITE THE MORE LIBERAL COURT DEFINITION OF AN “OCCURRENCE,” CARRIERS CAN STILL RELY UPON WORK PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS

On July 15, 2016, in an unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division acknowledged the liberal definition of an occurrence under Cypress Point Condo Ass’n v. Adria Towers, LLC[1], finding that the entire insurance policy must still be considered when a carrier is defending its denial of coverage pursuant to a commercial general liability (“CGL”) … Continue reading “DESPITE THE MORE LIBERAL COURT DEFINITION OF AN “OCCURRENCE,” CARRIERS CAN STILL RELY UPON WORK PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS”

Amusement park safety in New Jersey

Nothing says summer fun like a trip to an amusement park. Although, in some cases, a trip to an amusement park does not necessarily end well. Problems in other parks around the country have caused residents to take a harder look at ride safety in New Jersey despite a decrease in incidents over the past … Continue reading “Amusement park safety in New Jersey”

Child drownings in swimming pools can be prevented

As summer approaches in New Jersey, one way to beat the heat is to head to the pool. However, as we at Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law are well aware, pools can be dangerous environments for young children. Therefore, it is important that you take steps to lower the risk of a mishap occurring with … Continue reading “Child drownings in swimming pools can be prevented”

The facts about New Jersey spinal cord injuries

When people in New Jersey, and elsewhere, suffer trauma to the nerves, bones, soft tissues or vessels in their spines, it may result in a spinal cord injury. A serious medical condition, this may result from incidences including slip-and-fall accidents, motor vehicle collisions, sports injuries or physical assaults. Many people who suffer this type of … Continue reading “The facts about New Jersey spinal cord injuries”

COURT DENIES GANGLAND SHOOTING AS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROPERTY OWNER GAS STATION

When New Jersey Courts interpreted Victim’s Rights/Negligent Security actions using the “totality of the circumstances” standards, the chances of obtaining a summary judgment on these claims decreased significantly. However, in the appropriate case with the appropriate facts, courts have been granting these motions, especially where there are both superseding circumstances and a lack of duty … Continue reading “COURT DENIES GANGLAND SHOOTING AS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROPERTY OWNER GAS STATION”

Trespassers and New Jersey premises liability claims

Even if you suffer an injury due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s property, you may not automatically be entitled to compensation. At Cooper Levenson, P.A., we know that the legal status of a visitor on someone’s New Jersey property will determine the validity of the case. Knowing the laws that govern these cases … Continue reading “Trespassers and New Jersey premises liability claims”