New Jersey construction workers face many dangers at work on a daily basis. When employees find themselves injured on the job, they may consider filing workers' compensation claims to gain financial assistance for medical bills and other losses. One electrical company worker is likely looking into his options after suffering serious injuries in a recent accident.
According to national statistics, approximately 4,836 workers suffered a fatal accident on the job in 2015. However, that does not include the numbers of workers who suffer a work injury or illness from less obvious hazards in the work environment. It is unknown how many New Jersey employees may have suffered long-term illnesses from unseen toxins.
Those who choose to work in the construction industry have the pride of accomplishment when a project is completed. They also face a real danger of experiencing a serious work injury or possibly death if something goes wrong. As many New Jersey construction workers know, an accident can happen without warning and may have devastating consequences.
Some New Jersey workers who are exposed to more potential hazards due to the nature of their jobs may now get a few more financial protections based on a bill that only awaits the signature of Governor Christie. Those who work as prison guards or provide other safety-related protections may soon be afforded more coverage in the event they suffer a work injury as the result of an attack. The measure has been several years in the making and may soon be a reality.
When employees clock in for the work day, one of the last things on their minds is a trip to the local trauma center. Unfortunately, things can turn tragic in a second, and a worker can wind up suffering a devastating work injury. One New Jersey man found himself in such a situation after a terrible accident.
More people in New Jersey and across the country are telecommuting for their jobs. The ability to work from home or anywhere in the world is a wonderful thing. But what happens when a telecommuter suffers a work-related injury or illness? Is he or she able to file a work comp claim?
The state of New Jersey does allow the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. However, it is a treatment that work comp insurance has refused to cover, until recently. In Dec. 2016, a judge ruled in favor a man who wished to use cannabis following a work injury.
A tragic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike claimed the life of a semi driver. This accident occurred the evening of Dec. 20, in Burlington County. The surviving family members of the victim may be able to access work comp death benefits in order to help them during this difficult time. They may also be entitled to pursue civil claims against the individual believed responsible for the wreck.
Law enforcement authorities in New Jersey are currently investigating a crash that took the life of a young state trooper. As he was on-the-job at the time of his death, his new bride may be able to access work comp death benefits to help her handle the economic challenges that are likely to present due to the loss of life. She may also file civil claims against the estate of the driver believed responsible for her husband's untimely death.
Two individuals in another state were injured on the job when a tanker exploded. As this incident is believed to have been preventable, the company has been cited for its role in the event. Whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, when a work injury occurs the injured may have the right to utilize workers' compensation benefits to assist during the recovery process. One may also file third-party claims against those believed responsible for one's injuries in an effort to seek further compensation.