Mark Law Firm Blog

The Dangers of Holiday Shopping: Who’s Liable If You’re Injured?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 22, 2017 2:30:00 PM

With wintery weather and the holidays upon us, the news is full of anxiety-inducing stories about the perils of holiday shopping. From fender benders in parking lots to carjackings, assaults, fights, and even stampedes, holiday shopping can be dangerous! Struggling through winter weather with packages can also lead to slips, trips, and falls in parking lots and walkways. If you’re injured on commercial property—like a shopping mall or other retail establishment—you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Premises Liability

Divorced Parents & Control of Children’s Medical Care

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 17, 2017 3:52:00 PM

Divorced parents still must navigate many decisions about their children together, including making important choices about schooling, negotiating visitation, and other crucial parenting issues. When it comes to making decisions about your child’s health care and medical treatment, what rights do divorced parents have in New Jersey?

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Topics: Family Law

Can I Be Fired for Claiming New Jersey Workers' Comp?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 9, 2017 3:35:00 PM

Most workers in New Jersey are protected by workers’ compensation laws, which require that employers carry insurance to cover injuries employees suffer while on the job.[1] Workers’ comp can pay for an injured worker’s medical costs, compensate them for lost wages they suffer because of those injuries, and award an amount to compensate them for long-term permanent disability (if applicable). You may worry that your employer will retaliate against you for filing a claim under its workers’ compensation policy, but it’s illegal under New Jersey law to terminate or otherwise retaliate against a worker for using the workers’ compensation system.

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Changing Custody Agreements in New Jersey for School Activities

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 2, 2017 4:15:00 PM

As your children grow older, their activities and interests change. If you’re a divorced parent, you know that this can throw a wrench in your child custody and visitation agreement. Sports practices, community service activities, and educational trips can cut into parenting time and cause parents to feel like they aren’t getting their fair share of time. Do you know what your options are to change these agreements under New Jersey law?

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Topics: Family Law

Holiday Displays in NJ Workplaces: What’s Legal?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 26, 2017 4:06:00 PM

As the weather grows cooler, the holidays are right around the corner. Many employers and workers are confused about what kind of holiday decorations, displays, and celebrations are legally allowed in the workplace.

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Topics: Employment Law, Discrimination & Harassment

Should I See a Chiropractor for My Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 18, 2017 4:45:00 PM

If you have been injured in a New Jersey auto accident, animal attack, workplace accident, or other incident, you know that the medical treatment you need can be expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes unpleasant. Chiropractic care can be a convenient, affordable complement to traditional medical treatment as part of your overall recovery plan.

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Help! My Ex Won’t Pay for Our Kids’ Private School

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 12, 2017 4:45:00 PM

As you struggle to make the transition to co-parenting your children after a divorce, you may encounter numerous conflicts, both personal and financial. What happens when one parent wants to send the children to a private school and the other one disagrees?

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Topics: Family Law

I Was Injured While Telecommuting…What Are My Rights?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 5, 2017 4:00:00 PM

If you are injured while working from home (sometimes known as “telecommuting” or “teleworking”), you may not realize that you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These could reimburse you for medical expenses, lost wages, temporary disability, permanent disability or impairment, and more. Do you know your rights?

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Using Social Media Wisely in NJ Personal Injury Claims

Posted by Jamison Mark on Sep 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

If you are pursuing claims in the New Jersey courts for personal injuries you’ve suffered as a result of someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior, you must be careful to control your presence on social media. Social media allows you to connect and interact with friends, express your creativity and feelings, solve problems, and find resources—all things you may need even more when you’re recovering from injuries.

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Topics: Personal Injury

Telecommuting & the ADA

Posted by Jamison Mark on Sep 21, 2017 3:41:00 PM

More and more employers are allowing employees to work from home (sometimes known as “telecommuting” or “teleworking”). Implementing systems and programs that allow employees to telecommute can help retain employees, recruit more geographically diverse talent, and accommodate workers with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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