Worker Killed Aiding Motorist
A 45-year-old emergency worker was killed on January 11 as he helped a stranded motorist on I-76 in Camden County. According to an article by the Associated Press on Philly.com, the New Jersey Department of Transportation employee was assisting the driver of a broken-down minivan near the I-295 interchange when he was struck by a Dodge Magnum.
The Dodge was driven by a 28-year-old woman from Berlin, NJ. She also hit the broken down mini-van, injuring that vehicle’s driver and a passenger.
The worker was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey.
The family of this NJ DOT worker would be well advised to contact an experienced worker’s compensation attorney who can carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing. An experienced attorney would also look into a “third party claim.” These are claims that are filed against parties that are not the worker’s employer. It could be a contractor, a sub-contractor, or even the manufacturer of a defective product. If it is determined that one of those parties was responsible for the accident and any injuries, then they could be held liable.
Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers’ compensation claim. The injury can occur while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities and you are still legally covered by workers compensation.
The dedicated Philadelphia workers' compensation lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more.