A firefighter and a woman were injured in a two-alarm blaze that ravaged through a multi-family home in Clifton early Thursday afternoon, February 20.
Firefighters from Clifton responded to calls about a fire that started at the three-story house located in the 400 block of Lexington Avenue at around 12:40 p.m.
When fire crews arrived at the location, massive flames and heavy smoke were visible from the windows and the roof of the house. Firefighters quickly extended several lines to combat the blaze, while sending a crew in to check for possible trapped occupants.
A woman was rescued from the second floor of the house and was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A firefighter was also treated for smoke inhalation, and is expected to be okay.
Several cats were unaccounted for, according to fire officials.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
We would like to send our sympathies to the woman and firefighter injuries in this blaze. We hope both of them recover from their injuries quickly.
There are jobs that can expose a worker to danger. Firefighters for example, are prone to getting injured on the job. Some jobs may also expose workers to certain dangerous chemicals. These conditions may cause an illness to develop, which can hinder workers from getting income.
If a worker is injured or develops a chronic illness while doing their duties on the job, a request for medical treatment should be made to the employer as soon as possible. Under the NJ workers’ compensation law, the employer and/or their insurance carrier can select the physician(s) to treat injured workers for work related injuries. After that, a worker may file a workers’ compensation claim in order to deal with any medical bills and compensation for any income they may lose while sick or injured. A workers’ compensation claim must be filed as early as possible. Any delay in filing the claim may give doubts to the validity of the claim, which may increase the possibility that the claim is denied.
Once a claim is processed, an injured employee will receive benefits regardless of who was at fault. In exchange for these benefits, the worker cannot bring a civil action against the employer.
If someone you care about was killed or severely injured in an accident, there may be a lot going through your head. The NJ injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have helped people like you fight for justice. We will discuss all of your legal options with you, free of charge. Call (973) 364-8300 to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.