This tragic accident in New Jersey resulted in the death of a highway maintenance worker. If you're a highway worker, you may know that in these cases, your family has a right to seek damages for their loss. In tragedies like this one, money isn't usually the first thing on families' minds, but it can help with medical costs and funeral bills in this time of need.
Imagine going to work and doing your best for weeks, months or even years on end. Then, you have an accident. It's only then you find out that your employer wasn't legitimate; they had never gotten workers' compensation insurance. If you have a work accident, it's important to know that you'll be covered. That's what a council is attempting to make sure of for landscapers in New Jersey.
In New Jersey, it's not uncommon to hear about people being struck by cars while they're on walks in heavy traffic areas. Pedestrian accidents often take place due to drivers' negligence, and when that's the case, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. If you've lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may also be able to seek compensation for his or her death, pain and suffering, funeral costs and medical costs. This pedestrian accident that took place nearby in New York may be similar to your case. The accident resulted in the death of the pedestrian, and now the suspected drunk driver has been charged.
If you live in New Jersey, you may be pleased to know that the New Jersey Senate has now approved cost-of-living increases to workers' compensation benefits. This is good, because now, when people miss work due to injuries, their needs in day-to-day life will be considered. If you're injured at your job, then you have a right to have the money to take care of yourself, and it seems that New Jersey's Senate agrees with that sentiment.