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New Jersey Arborists, Tree Fellers And Trimmers Lawyer

Tree Trimming Death Claims Law Firm

Among the wide variety of occupations that involve significant risk of injury or death, workers in the tree trimming profession are particularly vulnerable. While facing similar risks as those who are involved in high-rise building construction or window cleaning work, arborists tree fellers and trimmers not only spend a great deal of their time working at great heights, but they also handle potentially dangerous tools, such as manual or gas-powered chain saws.

A fall from even a modest height can be fatal, but injuries to ground crews can also result from falling limbs and sections of heavy tree trunks. Individuals who work in this type of job are also exposed to changes in weather, which can increase the risks that are already present. In addition to wind, rain and unexpected lightning strikes, the threat of electrocution from contact with electric utility lines also poses a significant risk to tree maintenance workers. People in this physically demanding field typically understand the risks, but no matter what the level of awareness, no one should ever be exposed to unnecessary hazards due to poor worksite management or third-party negligence.

As knowledgeable death benefit claims lawyers, the professionals at New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer of JFM Law understand New Jersey workers’ compensation statutes, as well as possess decades of collective experience helping families who lost loved ones to deadly commercial accidents. We understand that while risks to workers always exist, fatalities suffered by tree trimming employees could often be prevented had proper procedures and safety practices been in place and vigorously enforced.

Fatal Workplace Accident Claims Attorneys

Despite efforts to protect workers from the unnecessary risks and dangerous workplace environments, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that fatal injuries to arborists and tree maintenance employees include the following, in order of frequency:

  • Falling from tree or aerial work platform
  • Struck by a falling trunk or tree limb
  • Electrocution following contact with power lines

Whether on a residential street, municipal park or private golf course, tree fellers work with very sharp manual saws as well as gas or electric chainsaws and the potentially dangerous environment experienced by these workers is commonplace. Some fatal tree trimming accidents are program-related, which means that a safety rule was violated. Depending on the reasons for the violation, negligence may be the root cause. If so, a seasoned death benefit claims attorney has the training and experience to understand the case and help the victim’s family get the compensation they deserve.

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Natural Disasters and Workers' Comp Injuries

Natural disasters — such as the flooding from Hurricane Sandy and other coastal storms — require quick response to repair New Jersey’s infrastructure. High winds and floodwaters present additional dangers to tree trimming crews working to cut and clear fallen trees, all of which can result in injury accidents and fatalities during emergency operations. During such events, the damaged trees themselves become a safety hazard to emergency response and recovery workers charged with tree cutting.

Working at great heights, either with belaying rigs or through the use of aerial lifts, tree trimming workers are constantly using chainsaws to cut branches and limbs, or section trunks for removal. During intensive efforts following the wake of a large-scale storm, the role of an experienced foreman is especially important, particularly when it comes to addressing dead and decayed trees, which can be unstable and pose significant danger to workers. Needless to say, wood chipper accidents have also been known to occur, often as a result of careless operation or when employees are fatigued or overworked.

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About New Jersey Worker's Compensation Lawyer

It is important to have a New Jersey workers compensation attorney review your claim as soon as possible to see that you are being treated fairly and to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries. Our injury attorneys do not charge a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

Workers’ Compensation Death Benefit Claims

The legal professionals at New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer are dedicated to helping victims’ families understand the survivor claims process. Our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer, Daniel Santarsiero, Esq., has broad knowledge in this area and can provide helpful guidance to survivors so that they may recover the death benefit compensation due to them under New Jersey law.

It is important to understand that when workers’ comp insurance is involved, widows and dependent children are not permitted to sue the victim’s employer for other damages; but in cases where another individual or business was responsible for a fatal workplace accident, there could be sufficient grounds to bring a legal claim against that third party.

If you have lost a loved one to a negligence-related tree trimming accident, we strongly urge you to contact a qualified workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your case. For questions about workers’ comp death benefits, survivor claims and third-party lawsuits, our legal team is ready and able to discuss your case. Please feel free to contact our offices at (934) 200-5372 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

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