Dover Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Ladder Fall Accident
A construction worker from Dover Township in Morris County suffered multiple fractures when he fell 15 feet from a ladder. Unfortunately, that was only the beginning of his problems. The injured worker was employed by a company that did not have workers compensation insurance. He quickly found himself burdened by thousands of dollars in medical bills and, due to his inability to work, no means to pay for them. He turned to his employer for help, only to find that the employer failed to provide workers compensation insurance, in violation of New Jersey State law.
Unable to pay for his medical treatment, he turned to the attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, who quickly assessed the worker’s situation and discovered that the uninsured employer was hired by a general contractor with workers compensation insurance. John Rodriguez, a partner with the firm, immediately filed a motion for medical and temporary benefits against the general contractor in the Morris County Workers Compensation Court in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey. The motion was heard and the Judge of Compensation ruled that the general contractor must pay all outstanding medical bills and compensate the injured worker for his lost time. The Court held that the general contractor is obligated to hire only subcontractors who can show proof of workers compensation insurance. Failure to do so exposed the general contractor to pay benefits on behalf of the injured worker. The Court also ruled that the injured worker is entitled to money for the injuries sustained.
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