Accidents on the job could happen any number of ways. Those whose professions require physical labor are often at higher risk of being involved in an accident. In some cases, such an incident could result in a work injury. A New Jersey construction worker was recently injured while performing work on a local expressway.
According to officials, the man was working with crews from the South Jersey Transportation Authority when the accident occurred. The workers were attempting to change a road sign located on the Atlantic City Expressway. During the process of changing it, the sign fell. It then landed in the westbound lanes and caused injury to the worker.
It is currently unclear what caused the sign to fall. The injured worker was taken to an area hospital for treatment. According to authorities, the man's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Reports do not indicate that any other workers were harmed in the incident. It is unknown whether any further investigation will be made into this accident.
Whenever an employee faces a work injury, he or she may choose to file for workers' compensation to deal with the aftermath of such an incident. These types of claims can provide monetary benefits that can be used to help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and any other related financial expenses. Anyone injured on the job could consult an experienced New Jersey workers' compensation attorney to learn more and to receive assistance in filing these types of claims.
Source: 6abc.com, "Worker injured after sign falls on Atlantic City Expressway", Sept. 26, 2017