When most people in California consider dangerous occupations, they likely think of police officers who must deal with perilous situations daily or firefighters who are expected to rush into burning buildings. However, all jobs hold some degree of risk, especially those that require the use of machinery and heavy equipment. Workplace injuries can easily occur regardless of the amount of emphasis an employer may place on safety.
Unfortunately, one out-of-state man was recently injured in a workplace accident. According to reports, the incident happened one morning on a day in February. A 41-year-old man’s arm and hand become trapped in a piece of machinery. Rescue workers were required to dismantle the machinery in order to extricate the worker.
The injured worker was transported to the emergency room for treatment. At the time, he was listed in fair condition, but the extent of his injuries and the cause of the accident are unclear. The incident remains under investigation.
Depending on the extent of the man’s workplace injuries, he may or may not be unable to return to work in the same capacity. Fortunately, workers’ compensation insurance benefits can help employees in California and other areas of the country cope with the financial consequences of a workplace accident. In addition to providing compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, these benefits can also provide assistance with job retraining. In order to ensure they receive all the compensation to which they are entitled, many injured workers ask a professional who has experience with the process to help them.
Source: kxii.com, “Man injured in industrial accident at a Paris business“, Feb. 15, 2017