When individuals in Pennsylvania are injured at work, this can put both
emotional and financial stress on them and their families. Fortunately,
workers' compensation insurance is designed to help people who have suffered
workplace injuries. One man in a recent out-of-state case was injured while working on trees
for a logging company.
Authorities were notified of the accident shortly after 9:45 a.m. on a
Tuesday. The accident occurred when a worker, 53, was sawing down trees.
A piece that fell from the tree in the wooded area suddenly struck the worker.
When crews arrived at the accident scene, they found the logger lying on
his back. The man was complaining of pain in his back as well as numbness
in his legs. He was put on a board used to stabilize injury victims and
was removed from the woods using an ATV. The man was then taken by helicopter
to a hospital, where his injuries were deemed not to be life-threatening.
It is necessary for companies in Pennsylvania to purchase workers'
compensation insurance, which provides benefits to workers who suffer
workplace injuries. These benefits can help to provide injury victims
with a financial safety net while they are unable to work, thus enabling
them to focus primarily on healing. Workers' compensation insurance
also ensures that injured employees obtain the medical treatment required
to heal as quickly as possible. People who have been injured on the job
may rightfully seek all of the benefits to which they are entitled, with
proper legal guidance.
Source: somdnews.com, "Worker injured while cutting trees in La Plata", Ted Pugh, July 22, 2015