An on-the-job injury cannot always be avoided, as unforeseen incidents
may happen at any time, such as the malfunctioning of a machine or even
a worker error. Workers' compensation insurance can help Pennsylvania
employees who become injured in
workplace accidents to get the financial boosts they need when they are unable to return to
work temporarily. One individual in a recent out-of-state case suffered
injuries on a construction site.
The incident happened in late April. Officials said the work was in a trench
that was 10-feet deep. He ended up breaking his leg while in the trench.
Fire department officials had to secure him to a backboard in order to
rescue him. They tried to keep the man stable while preparing to pull
him up. They were able to use a rope to complete the job, sliding him
up a ladder until he was no longer in the trench. He was then placed on
a stretcher and transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Being injured in workplace accidents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere can
be scary because victims may be worried about how long it will take to
heal, as well as how long they will be unable to work. This is particularly
concerning for those who are the primary breadwinners in their families.
With workers' compensation insurance, however, injured workers can
receive a percentage of their normal pay so that they can keep their bills
paid. The insurance benefits also make it possible for them to get the
medical treatment they need.
Source: click2houston.com, "Injured worker rescued from trench in east Houston", Gianna Caserta, April 23, 2015