What is Central Judicial Processing (CJP) Court? Understanding New Jersey First Appearance Court.

What is Central Judicial Processing (CJP) Court? Understanding New Jersey First Appearance Court.

Central Judicial Processing Court Central Judicial Processing Court is the first court process in the criminal proceeding. It can also be the most important hearing for the defendant. CJP court determines where the case is going and where the defendant will go as the proceeding moves on. What happens in Central Judicial Processing Court? A multitude of factors can happen. Mainly, CJP will determine if the case will bump down to municipal court, or it will go to a grand jury in superior court. Certain cases can be resolved in CJP, and a defendant’s attorney can provide information that can...

Staph Infections/MRSA Worker’s Compensation

Staph Infections/MRSA Worker’s Compensation

Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is a bacterial infection that mostly attacks the skin.  Two million Americans are infected every year, with around 90,000 people dying from the disease. Symptoms include an area of painful blisters, skin nodules, fever, and yellow pus discharge from the infected area. If left untreated by a doctor, the infection can enter the bloodstream and cause septic shock – which can lead to death.  It is usually treated with antibiotics and/or drainage.  However, there is a form of staph that is resistant to most forms of antibiotics — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).  This is the most dangerous...

Head Injuries and Concussions in the Workplace

Head Injuries and Concussions in the Workplace

Head injuries are one of the most serious forms of injuries in the workplace. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation cases like this should not be taken lightly.  As we know, the brain is the control center for the body, so we cannot function or live without it.  It is composed of soft tissue and can be easily damaged.  The skull – the protective layer of bone that encases the brain – only adds a thin layer of protection. That is why many employers require head protection on the job.  However, head safety gear (helmets, hard hats, etc.) only helps absorb SOME...

Amputation Injuries in the Work Place

Amputation Injuries in the Work Place

There are hundreds of different types of amputations that can occur when you are severely injured in a work-related accident. One that comes to mind immediately would be a construction worker cutting off his fingers or hand at the wrist when carelessly cutting a two by four. Another would be a tree surgeon climbing a tree with a chain saw and slipping as a result of miscalculating the direction of a falling limb, accidentally grabbing onto the cutting edge of his moving chain saw. A butcher at a supermarket is chopping, cutting and slicing all day long and it’s hard...

Don’t Be Afraid to File a Civil Worker’s Comp Case

Thousands of people each year are injured on the job. Thousands of employers each year neglect the injured person’s medical recovery expense. If you have been injured at work, and your employer did not cover for your medical expense, you have an excellent civil case to retaliate.  (*Note:  This does not imply to individual contractors).  What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” insurance program that provides the following benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. -Medical Benefits -Temporary Total Benefits -Permanent Partial Benefits -Permanent Total Benefits It also provides death benefits to dependents of workers...