On the job, injuries that result in workers' compensation claims often are painful. Back injuries, falls and broken bones typically leave workers with potentially long-lasting pain control needs. At the same time, insurers are becoming increasingly vigilant over claims that become what they consider as too expensive. While this is frequently couched in terms of concern over workers health and as a way of preventing prescription drug addictions from developing, it is as much a way of controlling the increasing costs of workers' compensation claims.
Another New Jersey roofing company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations involving fall hazards, including one incident where a roofer fell and suffered a broken neck in October 2012. The Ridgefield, New Jersey based roofing company was charged with six violations at a job site in Moonachie.
Construction work is remarkably dangerous in New Jersey and everywhere in the U.S., from heavy machinery moving on job sites, to cranes lifting concrete and steel beams high in air, to workers in trenches, pits and tunnels being at constant risk of cave-ins, collapses and flooding. Workers are injured and sometimes killed in a variety of accidents on a daily basis across the country.