Imagine that you are working, as you do every day. All of a sudden, something goes wrong. One moment you are just doing your job, and all of a sudden, you are struck by scaffolding. This sounds a bit dramatic, but it happened to a construction worker in another state.
The construction worker is slowly recovering after a workplace accident on the job, which injured him. The man, a carpenter for a company, was in a 20-foot ditch one morning when a piece of scaffolding struck the man. The handrail piece had broken free.
Luckily, no one else was injured in the accident, and the construction could continue on. Nevertheless, the construction worker had to be pulled out of the ditch. A spokesperson from the facility noted that the injured worker appeared to be doing well.
Sometimes, stuff happens. We cannot control it. This is especially true on worksites. Things fall and break apart all of the time. When such incidents occur, people often are injured.
Fortunately, many states provide workers’ compensation, which is a recovery program that provides benefits (without proving negligence) to workers who are injured on the job. The benefits help pay for medical expenses associated with the workplace injuries.
If you have been injured on the job, you deserve compensation. As you take the time to recover, you will need financial support. To learn more about your state’s program, you can speak to a local personal injury attorney in your area. A lawyer can help you learn about your rights and responsibilities.
Source: Cincinnati.com, “Construction worker recovering after accident at Children’s,” Jennifer Edwards Baker, April 25, 2013