U.S. Capital

Construction Worker Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident 

Jan 11, 2022

Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2022 – On August 27, 2020, a three-vehicle crash occurred in the northbound lane of Routh 61 in North Manheim Township. Karen Fuller rear-ended a Honda Civic, which was stopped at the time of the accident. The driver of the Honda Civic, Joshua Sophy, was stopped because of a construction vehicle working in front of him. After hitting Sophy’s car, Fuller’s vehicle continued and hit the construction vehicle, driven by Kevin Reese. Reese was taken to the hospital and reportedly sustained minor injuries from the accident. Fuller was cited with following too closely.  

An employee performing work duties and driving an employer’s authorized vehicle is in the course of employment. While in the course of the employment, the employee is acting in furtherance of the employer’s orders and the employer’s benefits. If the employee is involved in an accident while in the course of their employment, they may seek recovery for their injuries and lost wages by filing an accident claim with their employer. 

Immediately after the accident, the employee must notify their employer of the accident. Then, the employer must submit the claim to their workers’ compensation insurance provider. Under New Jersey and Pennsylvania law, employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance covering their employees in case of a workplace or work-related accident. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, employers have the option to purchase workers’ compensation insurance through an agency or company, or they can obtain approval to have self-insurance.  

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance. Therefore, an employee can file a worker’s compensation claim whether they are at fault for the work-related accident or not. To receive compensation from the accident from their employers, they must file a workers’ compensation claim because it is the exclusive remedy for work accident injuries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, if an employer or the employer’s insurance provider denies the employee’s workers’ compensation claim, the employee can file a formal claim petition with the state’s workers’ compensation department. 

Injured on the job at a construction site or another workplace? Visit Petrillo & Goldberg’s website. 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

Phone: 856-486-4343
Fax: 856:486-7979

  • 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 Legal News first appeared on Law Firm Newswire.