Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Jersey Employers Fails to Pay Workers Compensation

The owner of a Morris County, New Jersey paving company was indicted for failing to provide workers' compensation to his employees.

This negligence forced the state's Uninsured Employers' Fund $254,000 to the employee for expenses that he incurred as a result of the accident.

The owner of Accurate Paving is accused of failing to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to his employees from October 7, 2003 and April 28, 2009.

On Oct. 8, 2003, an employee suffered serious injuries in an accident while on the job, then needed surgery plus a three-month stay in the hospital.

A fourth-degree crime carries maximum penalties of 18 months in state prison and $10,000 fine.

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