According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 3.3 of every 100 workers were injured on thejob in New Jersey in 2014. Although the statistic may at first seem unimpressive, Vineland Workers' Compensation lawyers note that the rate is much higher for those who work in certain professions. Construction workers, nurses, and others are far more likely to sustain an injury in the workplace. Consequently, employees in these industries frequently must file a Workers' Compensation claim.
Roofers and roofing contractors are those most likely to become victims of a workplace accident in New Jersey, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development maintains. In 2014 nearly 10 percent of all roofers were injured on the job. Even more unsettling is state data which shows that three New Jersey roofers lost their lives while working. The use of hardhats and harnesses can often prevent serious injuries from occurring or lessen the severity of an injury that was unavoidable. Employers who fail to institute such measures as mandatory could face fines and penalties from the state.
Faring only slightly better are workers in the transportation and warehouse services industry. According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 9.2 of every 100 such workers in 2014 suffered injuries on the job. Although that figure represents a slight improvement over the injury rate sustained by roofers, 34 New Jersey transportation and warehouse service industry employees were fatally injured in the workplace over the same time period according to state officials.
The list of most dangerous jobs in New Jersey is rounded out by emergency personnel. Firefighters are injured at a rate of 5.8 per every 100 workers, while police are slightly more likely to be harmed at work. According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 5.9 police officers per every 100 are injured each year.
Vineland Workers' Compensation Lawyers at Rone & Kowalski, LLC Advocate When Claims Are Denied
Most New Jersey employees are entitled to receive Workers' Compensation benefits when they are rendered unable to work after sustaining an injury on the job. Unfortunately, many employers and their insurers will go to great lengths to deny a Workers' Compensation claim. If you or a loved one has received a denial, contact the Vineland Workers' Compensation lawyers at Rone & Kowalski, LLC. At our offices in Milmay, New Jersey, we proudly serve clients throughout South Jersey including the towns of Vineland, Bridgeton, Millville, Buena Vista, Maurice River Township, Upper Deerfield Township, Greenwich Township, Stow Creek Township, and all of Cumberland County. Contact us at 609-476-4044 x 203 or online today to learn how we can get you the Workers' Compensation you deserve.