Given the inherently dangerous nature of construction work, days without
on-site injuries are sometimes few and far between. Thursday, Aug. 2,
was one of those unfortunate days at an ice arena construction site in
University Park, Pennsylvania. One man was injured and taken to the hospital
after a job site accident.
Due to the nature of the machinery and the heights at which employees work
on construction sites, the injuries caused by a
construction accident can be very severe. In this case, the man was injured on the job after
he fell on site. He was wearing protective equipment but it did not save
him from injury. First responders transported the man by ambulance to
a local hospital.
Job site accidents can result in unexpected pain, suffering and expenses.
There may not only be doctor and hospital bills as a result of these accidents,
but the employee may be out of work for a period of time in order to recover
from any injuries. This leaves the employee in an unfortunate position
where he or she is not making any money, yet having an increased amount
of unexpected bills to pay.
Under Pennsylvania workers' compensation law, when an individual is
injured on the job, he or she can file a workers' compensation claim
for benefits. This claim will help the injured worker to receive compensation
that will assist in some of these post-injury hardships.
In the unfortunate occurrence of a death on the job, the loved ones of
the deceased worker also may be entitled to benefits under workers'
compensation laws. Although no amount of money will bring back a loved
one, this compensation can help them to pay for medical expenses and funeral
expenses, as well as their loss of consortium.
No matter how minor or serious the injury, it is important that any worker
who experiences an injury on the job looks into workers' compensation
benefits as an option. This compensation can help ease the financial pain
of what can be a difficult and stressful situation.
Source: WJACTV.com, "Worker injured at Pegula Ice Arena construction site,"
Bill Wadell, Aug. 8, 2012