A 22-year-old California man recently suffered a possible broken leg in a workplace accident in Thousand Oaks. Workplace injuries such as this one often ultimately involve worker’s compensation benefits although those details are often confidential. In this case, information on the full extent of the man’s injuries and possible claims is not available.
The incident occurred when the man drove a limousine onto the tracks of the automated car wash at which he was employed. The vehicle’s transmission was in inadvertently left in reverse by the worker as he exited the vehicle, causing the vehicle to move backwards. The worker attempted to prevent damage by pushing the limo from behind and was ultimately trapped between the limo and a sport utility vehicle that was also at the car wash.
The car wash attendant was treated at the scene before being transported to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center for a potentially broken leg. Reports do not indicate if any damage occurred to the limo or SUV involved in the incident. There were no other injuries reported in the accident.
In cases of workplace accidents in which the actions of the injured worker may have contributed to the incident, the issues can become cloudy. In such cases, the advice of an attorney specializing in worker’s compensation cases may be critical. This representation may help the injured worker recover any costs of medical care and lost wages associated with the accident. In California, injured workers may wish to consult personal injury attorneys who may explain their rights and options and recommend courses of action as they seek damages.
Source: The Republic, “Car wash worker hurt by limo left in reverse at Southern California Car wash,” April 3, 2013