Another one of New Jersey's finest lost his life in a tragic crash on Route 55. This incident reportedly occurred the evening of Dec. 5. As the victim was on duty when the collision occurred, his surviving family members may be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits. They may also be able to file legal claims against the driver believed responsible in an effort to seek further compensation for their loss.
Numerous employees in New Jersey and elsewhere experience back injuries while working. Some individuals may only require rest, pain medication and rehabilitation in order to recover, while others may require more extensive treatments or life-long care. When injuries to the spinal cord occur on the job, employees may apply for workers' compensation benefits in order to help cover the cost of their recoveries or disabilities -- if applicable.
A New Jersey police officer was recently hurt while was attempting to help those involved in a serious car accident. This incident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 15, in Union County. As the officer was on-duty when the injuries occurred, he or she has the right to access workers' compensation benefits to aid in the recovery process.
A New Jersey man who was working at a construction site was recently injured in an explosion. This incident is said to have occurred Sept. 7, in Egg Harbor Township. He was the only employee injured in the event. Per state laws, he may file workers' compensation claims in an effort to assist him medically and financially throughout his recovery.
Construction accidents in New Jersey can arise from a variety of sources. Falls, dropped tools, cranes, overhead power lines, motor vehicles, scaffolding, as well as the use of heavy machinery and equipment are among the most common sources. However, other dangers such as confined spaces, carbon monoxide, trench cave-ins and improper training can also lead to serious and, sometimes, fatal injuries. A construction worker's death in April 2016 may have resulted from a not receiving appropriate training. The victim's family is likely entitled to file a claim for workers' compensation death benefits.
Those who work in construction in New jersey may relish being able to work outdoors rather than be trapped inside an office. However, this line of work can also be very physically demanding and certainly dangerous. When construction workers are injured on the job, they are entitled to file for workers' compensation benefits.
As New Jersey readers know, the summer months usher in higher temperatures that affect every individual who works outside. As temperatures climb, employers should be making every effort to ensure that workers are as safe as possible while outside in the heat and sunlight. When a person does suffer from a heat-related illness at work, it is grounds for a workers' compensation benefits claim.
An out-of-state construction accident recently occurred that seriously injured one construction worker and moderately injured another. The accident took place at a college campus and occurred at the same place that a deadly collapse occurred years before. When New Jersey workers are injured on the job in similar accidents, they are legally entitled to file workers' compensation claims.
A construction accident injured five construction workers -- one of them critically -- on a recent Wednesday morning, officials said. The accident, which involved an explosion, occurred in Bayonne at a former Military Ocean Terminal, according to police. When New Jersey workers are injured in construction accidents, they typically have the right to file for workers' compensation.
An out-of-state construction worker suffered a severe work injury recently that resulted in a trip to the hospital. The man was reportedly partially run over on a recent Friday morning in February. The man had been at work at a construction site, local police said. Just as he will likely seek to file a workers' compensation claim, construction workers in New Jersey who are injured while at work may be entitled to do the same.