Suffering injuries at work can leave many people feeling disheartened. If the wounds are particularly serious, the injured parties may also feel considerable pain as well as worry about how they will handle their predicaments. Luckily, many individuals in this type of scenario may qualify for workers’ compensation, which can often help financially during a typically difficult time.
Two individuals in California may be hoping to gain such benefits after a recent incident. Reports stated that while a high-rise hotel was undergoing renovations, a fire occurred on the ninth floor. It was unclear what may have caused the fire or to what extent damages may have occurred to the structure. It was noted that water and smoke damage did affect the building from the lobby to the ninth floor.
During the incident, a worker apparently suffered grave injuries, but it was not detailed how the individual became injured. It was also not disclosed what type of injuries that person may have suffered. The worker was taken from the scene to an area hospital. It was also noted that a firefighter suffered an injury in the incident as well, and that individual’s condition was considered fair to serious.
Financial struggles often result from workplace injuries due to medical expenses and lost wages. Injured workers often need time off from work in order to properly recover, and the lack of income can prove worrisome. However, workers’ compensation could help qualifying California workers obtain financial benefits that may allow them to make ends meet as they deal with the aftermath of an on-the-job accident. An attorney can assist injured workers in pursuing those benefits.
Source: North Hollywood, CA Patch, “Worker And Firefighter Injured In Universal City High-Rise Hotel Blaze“, Aug. 30, 2017