Injured tree worker dies in hospital after fall
Employees who are required by their occupations to take greater risks on the job are usually more prone to injuries from work accidents. Because some jobs are innately more dangerous, workers’ compensation is crucial for those employees who could be seriously injured while working. The benefit of workmans’ comp not only assists with any expenses incurred from the workplace accident, but also helps cover any financial burdens that result if that employee was killed in the workplace accident.
According to police, a tree worker has died after suffering injuries from a fall at work. According to the preliminary information provided after the initial investigation of the incident, the contract worker was in a tree on Continental Avenue in Belleville, New Jersey. At around 2:45 p.m. the limb that the worker was standing on gave away and snapped. This caused the man to fall. It was presumed that he was wearing a harness because he was apparently lowered to the ground. Authorities responded to the incident and transported the injured man to the hospital for medical treatment.
The extent and details of the injuries were not revealed, but it was reported that a trauma surgeon was en route to the scene of the incident. The incident occurred on a Friday afternoon, and the injured worker was only able to survive his serious injuries until the following Tuesday afternoon.
In a case like this, the loved ones of a killed worker could file for workers’ compensation or a wrongful death claim. The lost of a loved one could cause a financial burden, and the compensation from the awards could cover those costs. Expenses such as medical bills, funeral bills, damages, lost wages and pain and suffering could all potentially be covered.
Certain jobs that are more risky usually require specialized training and safety equipment. Even with those additional steps, work accidents can still occur, causing serious injuries and even fatalities to employees. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help injured workers file their claims and receive the benefits they deserve.
Source: northjersey.com, “Belleville tree worker injured in fall dies,” Roman J. Uschak, Feb. 19, 2013