There are often numerous pieces of machinery in construction zones. When
construction workers execute daily job responsibilities they should be
sure to use the appropriate amount of care around various pieces of machinery
to limit the potential for accidents as much as possible. In addition,
construction companies should train employees on the proper safety protocol
before the workers are ever sent out to a construction site.
Even if all of the above procedures are followed, there is still the chance
that a construction worker will be
injured at work. When a worker suffers an on-the-job injury, they are often entitled to
workers' compensation benefits. A man that was working at a Pennsylvania
construction site may soon be evaluating his options to recover compensation
after he was recently injured on a job site.
The job-related accident occurred when the man became stuck under a skidloader
that have overturned on the job site. Emergency dispatchers sent a rescue
crew to the site of the accident. The crew was able to free the man from
underneath the heavy machine. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital
to be treated for what were described as significant injuries to his legs.
When an individual suffers severe injuries of this nature, the situation
can quickly become very overwhelming. The victim will have to cope with
the healing and recovery process, while also facing unexpected medical
bills and likely not receiving any income because the victim is unable
to immediately return to work. The good news is that workers' compensation
benefits will cover many of these unexpected expenses and, therefore,
ease a bit of the burden and stress that the injured worker and the worker's
family may be experiencing.
The workers' compensation claims process can seem complicated and there
are many different steps that need to be followed in the process to ensure
timely recovery without a rejection of the claim. Fortunately, experienced
workers' compensation attorneys are available in Pennsylvania who
are equipped with knowledge that allows them to help injured workers through
the process and receive timely recovery for their claim.
Source: WFMZ.com, "Construction worker injured on job near Pottstown,"
July 22, 2013