Posted By Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz || 13-Aug-2015
Serious accidents at Pennsylvania workplaces can have negative emotional, physical and financial impacts on employees. One man in another state recently suffered one of these types of workplace accidents. The accident occurred on a Monday.
Officials were called to an auto shop at around 11:45 p.m. They were told that a fire had erupted but that the source was unknown. When officials arrived at the accident scene, they discovered that a fifth-wheel trailer had caught fire and so did some nearby brush.
Crews discovered that a security guard at the site had suffered serious burns in the fiery accident. He was taken to a medical center, where he was expected to live. Crews responding to the fire managed to keep it from spreading further. Authorities continued to investigate the incident.
Because unanticipated workplace accidents can pose financial hardships on employees in Pennsylvania, employers in the state are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for their workers. Through this insurance, injured workers can receive enough benefits to replace a majority of their regular income while they are unable to work. The insurance is also designed to make sure that workers get the medical care required to treat their injuries. The benefit of this type of insurance is that workers who file insurance claims cannot be terminated for doing so, and the insurance also protects employers from being sued by their workers. People who have been hurt on the job have the right to pursue all of the benefits to which they are entitled with the help of appropriate legal guidance.
Source: komonews.com, “Worker seriously injured in fire at Tukwila auto shop”, Aug. 4, 2015
Categories: Workplace Accidents