The New Jersey State Senate passed a bill last month that would include parking lots as areas that would constitute workplace injuries. Introduced by Sen. Nicolas Scutari (D-Union), Senate Bill 771 would expand workers compensation claims to these designated lots and cover slips and falls, which are more prone to happen with inclement weather like snow and rain. This legislation would change a long-standing precedent that the arrival and departure from work locations does not fall under pursuable claims and cases rely more on specific evidence and circumstances. If passed by New Jersey, this could create a shift in consideration by state capitols and expand the scope of compensation claims elsewhere, especially in the Northeast where workers deal with similar weather. The Senate passed the legislation by a 22-10 vote and it awaits debate in the Assembly.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Pietras Saracino Smith and Meeks, LLP, have worked with a variety of at-work injury cases over the years, including many slip-and-fall accidents. Oftentimes, most accidents at work can be avoided. Their skilled team of lawyers will help you navigate the specific circumstances of your case and how this and any other new legislation may benefit you. We know how to hold employers accountable for their negligence and get our clients the compensation and medical help they deserve for their workplace injuries.
The workplace injury team at Pietras Saracino Smith and Meeks, LLP, is ready to help answer questions regarding your work injury case. New legislation and parameters may be confusing, but we can help navigate the changes in policies and bring you a fair settlement for your time and pain. Call us at 856-335-7884 or contact us online today for a free consultation. We are proud to serve our hard-working neighbors in Cherry Hill and all of South Jersey.