A New Jersey firefighter's back was injured in a couple of separate accidents. The workers' compensation matter that was settled with regarding to these injuries has recently been settled for $53,697.
With the cleanup following Hurricane Sandy, there is a great deal of pressure upon workers to get projects done as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, hurrying in this manner can result in accidents occurring, and some such accidents can be quite severe.
Three Paterson policemen were awarded $71,000 in workers' compensation after the Paterson City Council recently approved the three settlements. All of the injuries occurred while the police officers were on duty.
A worker's problems do not automatically end once the physical injuries heal. Workers often become addicted to the medication originally prescribed to them to treat their pain after injuries are suffered.
It was recently decided that a New Jersey worker was entitled to benefits for what is considered a work-related injury received while she was working from an assigned parking spot to her workplace. It was decided in this decision that the employment for the worker actually begins when the worker arrives at their place of employment.
A New Jersey Transit worker died while working with track equipment. The 44-year old man described as a track worker was reportedly from Bayonne, and he had worked with the New Jersey Transit Authority for 11 years.
Determining whether an accident occurred on or off the job can sometimes determine in what manner an individual should be compensated in a lawsuit. An accident in a New Jersey parking lot involving two separate employees reveals just how complex the area of workers' compensation can be.
A New Jersey utility worker was recently electrocuted while on the job when he came into contact with a downed power line that turned out to be live. The accident occurred in Monmouth County, and the worker in question was 20-years old.
New Jersey employees must be protected from suffering a work accident involving injury or death while on the job. This is true even for those workers who are employed in dangerous industries such as construction.
Ridgewood is just a 15 minute drive away from Rochelle Park. There, a longtime sanitation department worker injured himself while performing his day-to-day duties during a work-related accident.