New Jersey workers may be interested in some data about the prevalence of fatalities where roadside workers are concerned. Though the number killed every year appears to be dropping, the risk of work injury or death remains great.
New Jersey readers might think that jobs with higher risks tend to pay better. However, it is important to understand that the pay may not be as high as some believe and being injured on the job can lead to permanent disability or even death. Therefore, it is necessary to weigh the potentially better pay against the higher risks involved in some jobs. A recent article discussed how well some of the more dangerous jobs pay.
Earlier this week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled against a woman who pressed for her right to receive workers compensation in connection with an accident in Morristown. The accident allegedly occurred while she was walking from a private parking garage to her office in the Morris County administration building. The car that hit her had run a red light and caused her serious injury.