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Employee injured by elevator could file for workers' compensation

Sometimes accidents happen in ways no one expects. When this happens on the job, New Jersey employees involved may be able to file workers' compensation claims to help deal with the cost of any resulting injuries or lost wages. A worker at the construction site of a future international food market in a neighboring state suffered severe injuries after an elevator accident.

The accident occurred as the worker was riding in a construction elevator that was located outside of the building. For unknown reasons, the elevator broke and subsequently ejected the man. It then pinned him against the wall, causing him serious injury. Investigators from the Department of Buildings were sent to the location but have yet to release any further information relating to the cause of the incident.

Both the local fire department and police department responded to the rescue effort. Once the fire department freed the worker, he was taken to an area hospital where he is currently listed as being in critical condition. Authorities did not reveal the details of his injuries, only that they were life-threatening.

The injuries this man suffered will likely lead to significant medical bills. These bills, in addition to any wages he may lose while in recovery could put a strain on his finances. Luckily, he could file a workers' compensation claim in an attempt to help cover these costs. Any New Jersey employees injured on the job could consult experienced workers' compensation attorneys to find out more about these types of claims and obtain assistance in filing them.

Source: dnainfo.com, "Worker at Anthony Bourdain's Food Market Injured by Elevator, Officials Say", Trevor Kapp, Aidan Gardiner, June 7, 2017

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