Construction Worker Killed After Being Trapped Inside of an Excavator That Fell Into a Waterway
Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 01, 2022 – A construction worker died as part of a crew at a Linden, New Jersey, site. He was operating an excavator when it fell into the Arthur Kill waterway. For an hour, he was trapped inside the equipment while in the waterway. Emergency responders were able to remove the equipment.
Worker's compensation is the exclusive remedy in New Jersey for work-related accidents that result in injury, illness, or death. The surviving family members of the deceased employee may seek death benefits by filing a worker's compensation claim. The personal representative for the deceased employee's estate must notify the employer in writing of the death. Although the employer may already know about the accident, it is best to have written proof that the employer has notice. Making sure to notify the employer is necessary because the estate and the dependents of the deceased cannot receive compensation unless and until notice has been given to the employer.
The statute of limitations is necessary because failure to meet specific deadlines can affect the outcome of the worker’s compensation claims. Under New Jersey worker's compensation laws, notice to the employer of a work-related accident must be given no later than ninety days from the date of discovery of the injury or death. No compensation for the injury or death is allowed if the notice is not provided within the time limit. After the employer receives notice, the insurance carrier reviews the claim and decides whether to approve or deny it. If the claim is approved, the medical and wage benefits to the deceased employee's surviving dependents are in the order of priority set forth by state law.
For the medical benefits, worker's compensation pays the expenses of the last sickness of the deceased employee. It also pays for the cost of the burial and funeral up to $3,500, which is paid to the person who paid the cost of the burial and funeral. The death benefits wage compensation is seventy percent of the deceased employee's wages. The weekly payment is distributed to the deceased's dependents at the time of death. If there is more than one eligible dependent, the amount is divided based on the number of dependents to receive payment.
Learn more at http://www.petrilloandgoldberg.com/
Petrillo & Goldberg Law
6951 North Park Drive
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
19 South 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
70 South Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Workers’ compensation for worker who contracted Legionnaires’ Disease
A Pennsylvania court ruled that a man who became disabled after developing Legionnaires’ Disease, is entitled to workers’ compensation and medical benefits. Shawn Gillen said he contracted Legionnaires’ Disease as a result of exposure to contaminated water while he was performing his job responsibilities at Nestle USA Inc. According to court records, Gillen was stationed […]
Settlement of labor law accusations against six South Jersey gas stations
According to their U.S. Labor Department, the proprietors of six South Jersey gas stations will pay over $460,000 to employees who worked 70 hours per week for an amount below the minimum wage, and received no compensation for overtime. USA Gas station owners Prabhit Singh and Harbir Piar were alleged to have violated the department’s […]
Governor Christie says he will approve back pay for furloughed workers during government shutdown
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would approve legislation to restore compensation for workers who were laid off when the state government was shut down. This marked the second shutdown in the history of the state. A representative from his office said he does not possess the authority to do this on his own. […]
Long wait for survivor benefits for the spouse of volunteer
Following the death of Scott Danielson, a member of the Lakeland Ambulance Squad and Andover Borough Councilman, his wife was left with a number of financial setbacks. Although it has been a year and a half since her husband’s death, she has yet to receive survivor benefits from the state. Shortly after her husband’s death, […]
Settlement in retaliation suit grants city employee $75K
A city worker who claimed he was demoted and terminated after filing two workers’ compensation claims for injuries sustained at work has settled his lawsuit against Galloway for $75,000. Frank Chamberlain stated he received negative reviews from his supervisors and many disciplinary notices after he filed the second workers’ compensation claim in 2011. The suit […]
The post Construction Worker Killed After Being Trapped Inside of an Excavator That Fell Into a Waterway first appeared on Law Firm Newswire.
This story is published through a partnership with Law Firm Newswire. The editorial staff of Bigger Law Firm Magazine did not contribute to this article. The views expressed are solely those of the source of the news release and do not reflect the views of Law Firm Newswire or Bigger Law Firm Magazine. Questions related to this story should be directed to the media contact referenced in the article.
The Psychology of User Experience and Its Impact on Law Firm Marketing
User experience, commonly referred to as UX, is an essential aspect of any marketing strategy, including law firm marketing. It encompasses everything that the user experiences while interacting with a product or service, including ease of use, accessibility, visual appeal, and overall satisfaction. The psychology behind user experience is a fascinating subject, and understanding it…
How Attorneys Plan to Build Bigger and Better Law Firms in 2023
With each New Year, businesses and law firms alike look for ways to improve their practice. We wanted to know what some of the nation’s top law firms were working on for 2023… so we asked them! Here’s what law firms are doing to build bigger (and better) law firms in 2023.
What Larry, the Hairy Canary Can Teach Us About ChatGPT’s Ability to Generate Unique Content
OpenAI’s ChatGPT bot has been generating a lot of buzz. But can it generate unique content, over, and over, and over again? To find out, we created a fictional character named Larry, the Hairy Canary and asked ChatGPT to write a poem… and then another poem. And then another. Over the course of our tests…