Mahwah, NJ – Tree Worker Badly Injured in 40-Foot Fall on Glasgow TerrNY/NJ Legal News
Mahwah, NJ (September 30, 2022) – A tree worker was transported by medical helicopter after being seriously injured during a 40-foot fall on Wednesday, September 28th in Mahwah.
The incident took place at about 9:00 a.m. on Glasgow Terrace, between West Ramapo Avenue and Route 202.
AirMed One landed at New Jersey Crush Football Club North Field by Ramapo College. From there, the injured worker was flown to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.
His current condition is unknown.
OSHA was notified.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Job Site Injuries in New Jersey
Parties who can be found negligent for job site injuries usually include the owner of the building or dangerous property on which the accident took place, or the manufacturer of an unsafe or defective piece of machinery that caused the injury. Other liable parties could include independent contractors, subcontractors, or others working on the site.
In most situations, an employee isn’t able to sue their employer for a job site injury. There are, however, a few scenarios where an injured worker may be eligible to file a suit to collect compensation for their job site injuries and other damages including:
- If your employer does not have a valid workers’ compensation policy, you might be able to sue them for damages
- If a defective product caused your injury, you might have a legitimate lawsuit against the manufacturer
- If your injury was due to exposure to unlawful substances or toxic chemicals
- Your injury occurred due to the negligence of someone who was not your employer or your co-worker (a third party)
- Your employer’s negligence was causing you intentional harm
The above situations are known as third-party lawsuits. If you are eligible to file a third-party suit, you will most likely recover far more than you would have received through workers’ comp, which pays victims only a partial wage-loss benefit and does not provide any compensation for pain, suffering, and other damages related to your injury.
Advocacy and representation for the financial compensation you are entitled to can only be provided by an experienced and skilled New Jersey job site accident lawyer.
The attorneys at Metro Law work diligently to ensure victims have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from their unexpected and undeserved injuries. Contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.