One firefighter was injured in a two-alarm blaze in Newark’s West Ward early Thursday afternoon, February 20.
According to reports from firefighters at the scene, fire crews were called to 33-37 West End Avenue after receiving reports of a fire at around 1:30 p.m.
When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and fire was already on the 2nd floor of the three-story wood frame residential building. A second alarm was quickly raised for additional manpower.
A firefighter was injured after a partial ceiling collapse inside 35-37 West End. He was transported to University Hospital for treatment of injuries to his hip, back and neck. A fire captain was also treated at the scene for minor injuries.
A total of 13 adults and 1 child were relocated after the blaze which was declared under control at around 3 p.m.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this blaze. We hope the firefighter recovers quickly from their injuries.
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.
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