Regardless of the occupation, there are likely some risks present in the workplace. Unfortunately, some people in California suffer serious injuries that require significant medical treatment that can prevent the injured worker from returning to work. One man, for example, is left facing a long recovery after he was injured in a workplace accident that happened in another state. As a result, he may need help filing an injury claim.
The incident occurred in early July. An employee of Anson Excavating & Pipe, Inc. was attempting to install a sewage lift station for the city at the time. Reports indicate that he was struck by a concrete pipe.
The 41-year-old man was transported to the hospital before being transferred to a different medical facility. A co-worker claims that he required surgery for a hip fracture and also suffered broken ribs and a broken scapula. While he is stable and expected to recover, sources say that his recovery will be lengthy.
Medical bills due to a workplace injury can often cause financial concern for workers and their families. Even with medical treatment, some workers are unable to return to their work, creating further financial uncertainty. Fortunately, California requires employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits for injured workers which cover medical expenses and lost wages in order to help these victims cope with such expenses. The first step toward fulfillment of these benefits is the completion of an injury claim. A professional with experience with the process can help with this task as well as provide guidance throughout the compensation process.
Source: craigdailypress.com, “Man injured in Craig industrial accident in stable condition”, July 12, 2016