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Any idea what the burden of proof and maximum damages are in New Jersey for when a toilet seat dispenser attached to the wall of a bathroom in a firm's offices suddenly opens up and hits someone in the head that is working at that office? A photo exists that shows that relevant dispenser being in the opened state and has the date and time for when the photo was taken. In this case, though OSHA and a manager was contacted about this, no doctor was seen about this nor any other type of reports was filed about it.

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If it occurred at work, it will be a workman's comp issue and you'd not file a personal injury lawsuit. In any event, if there were no injuries suffered from it, then there is nothing to claim here. Personal injury claims are not the lottery; you don't get a windfall from them. You only get compensated for actual harm suffered.

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If it occurred at work, it will be a workman's comp issue and you'd not file a personal injury lawsuit.

No personal injury suit would lie against the employer. However, depending on the circumstances, the "injured" person could have a viable civil claim against the manufacturer of the item or against a third party maintenance company. Of course, I agree that no legal action would be warranted here based ont he facts stated in the original post.

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Any idea what the burden of proof and maximum damages are in New Jersey for when a toilet seat dispenser attached to the wall of a bathroom in a firm's offices suddenly opens up and hits someone in the head that is working at that office? A photo exists that shows that relevant dispenser being in the opened state and has the date and time for when the photo was taken. In this case, though OSHA and a manager was contacted about this, no doctor was seen about this nor any other type of reports was filed about it.

Then no proof is needed because maximum damages = ZERO.

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