Window Washing Injuries Attorney NJ

Window Washing Injuries

As you might imagine, window washers are prone to a great deal of accidents. This is because window washers work at high altitudes, doing risky work. Many window washing accidents and deaths are caused by faulty or insufficient safety devices. Building owners that employ window washers can be liable for failure to equip these workers properly.

If you are a window washer and you were hurt due to a building owner’s failure to comply with state safety standards, you may have a case against him or her. Call our skilled team of personal injury attorneys today at 888-355-4752.

Laws Protecting Window Washers

Under the 2012 Window Cleaners Agreement, there were several provisions laid out protecting window washers in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Rainy and Snowy Days

Rainy and snowy days shall be paid for. Window cleaners shall perform work reasonably assigned to them on rainy and snow days. Window cleaners shall not be required to work on a sill on which there remains an accumulation of snow or ice or other slippery substance.

  • High Ladders

It is agreed that no window cleaner shall be required to work on or carry more than three (3) pieces of ladders and that no less than two (2) window cleaners shall be sent on a job requiring the use of more than three pieces of ladder aggregating eighteen feet or more in length. Under no circumstances, shall any window cleaner be required to work on a job calling for more than six (6) pieces of ladder aggregating thirty-one (31) feet in length.

  • Payment Structure

Minimum wages have gone up slightly for window cleaners in the past few years, starting at $26.116 per hour on January 1, 2012, and since 2015 the minimum wage was $27.396 per hour.

Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Window cleaning is a tough job, and there’s no reason why your rights should ever be set aside due to the negligence of a building owner or boss. If you’ve suffered an accident due to unsafe conditions, weren’t paid for on rainy and snowy days, or were otherwise mistreated or taken advantage of, a caring team of personal injury attorneys is only a phone call away. Call us now at 888-355-4752.


Truck Accident – Overturned Oil Tanker Catches Fire, Leaving NJ Turnpike in Standstill New Jersey

The New Jersey Turnpike was at a complete standstill after an oil tanker overturned and caught fire in Burlington County.
The accident occurred around 12 p.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes of the highway near mile marker 56.9 near Chesterfield Township.
All northbound lanes were blocked for a period of time and traffic was being diverted off Exit 4.
Around 1:42 p.m., New Jersey State Police say the left two lanes of the inner roadway and right two lanes of the outer roadway reopened

Garden State Man Pulls Two from Burning Car in Route 80 Accident

 

Duncan Smythe was driving to a Fourth of July gathering at a friend’s home in Sussex County when he saw a car veer across the road on Route 80 and strike a Toyota on the shoulder with a great amount of force.

The driver of the vehicle on the shoulder, Michael O’Brien, was outside of his car adjusting his bicycle when he was struck by Mary Potts, 72, and killed instantly. A rear passenger in O’Brien’s car, Mary Briggs, was critically injured and taken to Morristown Medical Center.

Smythe pulled Mary Potts and her passenger out from her car, which was fully engulfed in 90 seconds.


Cyclist Dies After Falling Off Cliff in New Jersey

Two brothers were bicycling near the cliff at Mills Reservation County Park when one of them went over the side and suffered a fatal fall, officials said Monday.
Police and firefighters responded to the scene around 9:15 a.m. and rappelled down the cliff.
A 49-year-old man was found dead at the scene, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department said.
Police say they don’t believe the incident is suspicious and are treating it as an accident.

Driver Ejected, Killed After Van Accident Striking Row of Trees

A 51-year-old man, John Fahey, was killed Friday as his van went off the road, striking a row
of trees and ejecting him from his own vehicle.
Fahey was traveling north on Newark-Pompton Turnpike about 4:41 a.m. when he went off
the road, mounted a curb, traveled across a sidewalk and front lawn and crashed into trees,
according to Lt. First Class Daniel Daly of the Wayne Police Department.
Fahey was thrown from the vehicle and found on the ground nearby.
Wayne police officers, members of the local first aid squad and hospital paramedics tried to
revive Fahey, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Employment Discrimination Attorney in New Jersey

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees of New Jersey from unlawful
discrimination in the workplace. The law makes employers held accountable in the case that they
discriminate against employees based on factors such as age, sex, religion, skin color, sexual
orientation, or marital status.
The law protects not only employees in the state of New Jersey but also people seeking
employment. The law holds all employers, labor organizations and employment agencies
accountable. Unfortunately, independent contractors are not covered by the NJLAD.
If you’re unsure if you’re covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, please call
our team of experienced legal professionals today at 888-355-4752.
Filing a Discrimination Claim
You can file a discrimination claim with either the state administrative agency, the New Jersey
Division on Civil Rights (DCR), or the federal administrative agency, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
If your workplace has between 1 and 14 employees, it’s advisable that you file with the DCR,
because the EEOC only covers workplaces with 15 employees.
Filing with the DCR is not required to pursue a discrimination claim in court, but if you lack an
attorney, the DCR may be able to assist you in resolving your claim without filing in court. DCR
complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date you believe you were discriminated against.
Call our team of Freehold attorneys today at 888-355-4752 to see if you need to file your case in
court.
Contact the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis If You’ve Faced EmploymenDiscrimination
Being discriminated against in the workplace without a valid reason is a serious issue. If you’ve
dealt with an employer who discriminated against you due to your race, religion, sexual
orientation, or any other factor that was irrelevant to your work performance, you might have a
legal case against your employer. Call our team of legal professionals today at 888-355-4752,
and we’ll help you sort your issue.

Food Poisoning Attorney NJ

Food poisoning, also known as food borne illness, is caused by eating contaminated food.
Symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting can occur within hours of consuming the
product. Usually the poisoning is mild and can take care of itself, but often people need to be
rushed to the hospital in more severe cases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 6 Americans
suffer from food poisoning each year. What many people don’t realize is they can file a food
poisoning complaint against any establishment that they believe caused the food poisoning.
Complaints can be filed against fish markets, supermarkets, warehouses, bakeries, food carts,
and restaurants. As long as you remember where you purchased the product that caused your
symptoms, those people can be held responsible under the law for serving the poor quality food.
If you believe that another business or establishment was responsible for your food poisoning,
our personal injury lawyers are ready to represent you in court. Call our attorneys at the Law
Offices of Herbert I. Ellis and we’ll use our combined legal expertise to handle your case in
court.
How to Prevent Food Poisoning in Restaurants
Most cases of food poisoning are reported outside the home. Here are several things to watch out
for when you’re going out to eat.
Trash
If you just pulled into a restaurant, a surefire sign that the establishment isn’t taking care of itself
is a trash bin overflowing with trash. Some restaurants even have trash all over the ground in the
parking lot, which is a big no-no for hygiene. Health inspectors who visit restaurants will look at
details like these to judge whether or not a restaurant should have a good health store. Rodents,
cockroaches, and other insects or vermin crawling all over the parking lot can give you a hint
that maybe this isn’t a place where you should take your date for a nice night out.
Wait Staff
Are the waiters wearing clean aprons and uniforms? Watch to make sure that their attire isn’t
dirty, and that they’re not wiping their dirty hands on their uniforms. Make sure that the cooks
are wearing hair restraints, and that the entire wait staff has clean and manicured hands (no cuts
or bitten nails). If the staff members are neat and tidy, chances are that the food that they prepare
will also be in good condition.
Avoid Salad Bars
You thought salad was good for you? Not at the salad bar. According to the Food Poison Journal,
this is one of the main places where people get sick in a restaurant. Food in salad bars is often
kept at the wrong temperature, and since many people are touching both the food and utensils,
the bacteria can multiply rapidly.
Restrooms
As with trash in the parking a lot, a dirty restroom can be an indicator of the entire facility.
Check to see that the soap is filled, that there are plenty of paper towels and toilet paper, that the
toilets and floor are clean, and that there aren’t any offensive smells from three days ago. This
will all clue you in on how often the restaurant staff are cleaning the bathrooms for the customers
of the establishment.
Food Poisoning Attorney Near Me
We all need food to survive, so there’s no reason why sellers shouldn’t take a little responsibility
for serving us the wrong kind. Whether you’ve contracted an illness from food in a restaurant, a
supermarket, or hotdog stand, call us at 888-355-4752 and we’ll make sure that the people who
are selling the faulty food are held responsible

One Dead, 108 Injured in Hoboken Train Crash

path-trainOur attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis would like to extend our sympathies to the
victims of this recent crash, which shows us that mistakes can happen in train stations as well as
on highways. We’d also like to offer support for any victims of the crash.
A New Jersey Transit train crashed into the Hoboken station Thursday morning killing at least
one and injuring 108.

The train came to a halt in a covered area between the station’s indoor waiting area and the
platform, collapsing a section of the metal shed roof and heavily damaging the station.
Officials said the train was crowded, particularly the first two cars, because they make for an
easy exit into the Hoboken station and onto the PATH train. Passengers in the second car broke
the emergency windows to get out.

Jamie Weatherhead-Saul of Wood-Ridge described the bloody scene. “The conductor, I don’t
know how he managed to get out, but he opened the doors for us and we got out.”
 


Drug Paraphernalia Law in New Jersey

Drug paraphernalia is a broad term and refers to many materials and devices associated with illegal drugs. As defined under 2C:36-1, “drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating… or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog in violation of the provisions of chapter 35 of this title.”

This paraphernalia includes “kits used or intended for use in manufacturing, isomerization devices used or intended for use in increasing the potency of any species of plant which is a controlled dangerous substance, and testing equipment used or intended for use identifying, or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled dangerous substances or controlled substance analogs.”

Those found guilty of possessing drug paraphernalia will have to appear in open court and tell the judge what they did to make them guilty of this offense. Those on probation will have to submit to random drug and urine testing. Those who are public office holders or employees will be required to forfeit their offices or jobs by virtue of their guilty plea.

If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, contact our Monmouth County law office by e-mail or call 888-ELLIS-LAW (888-355-4752) for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


NJ Man Charged in VA Online Predator Sting

A. Gerretz Jr, 63 of Estell Manor, has been arrested in an online predator sting, according to the Stafford County Sherri’s office. Gerretz was caught by a Stafford sheriff’s detective who was posing as a 14-year-old girl online and communicated over several months beginning in April 2015. The communications often turned sexual in nature.

During the communications, Garretz allegedly displayed his face to the detective and “unknowingly provided other information that assisted in identifying him,” according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

With the assistance of New Jersey State Police, Garretz was identified and arrested.