Suffering serious injuries can cause anyone to face physical, emotional and financial problems. The ways in which a person could handle these issues can vary, depending on how the injuries occurred. If an individual suffers workplace injuries, he or she may be able to better handle the financial challenges associated with the injuries by applying for workers’ compensation benefits.
One man in California may be looking into his options after recently suffering serious injuries on the job. Reports stated that the man was delivering granite slabs when six slabs fell from the truck boom and landed on top of the man. It was reported that the slabs weighed approximately 8,000 lbs collectively. Additional information on the accident itself was not provided.
Firefighters came to the scene and utilized various tools in order to get the man out from under the slabs. They were successful in doing so, but the man suffered major injuries as a result of the incident. Details regarding the exact types and extent of the injuries were not given in the report. The incident was under investigation by multiple agencies at the time of the report, including Cal-OSHA.
Workplace injuries can be quite severe, and as this man’s case shows, they can happen unexpectedly. Due to the injuries the man suffered, it is likely that he will need time away from work in order to recover, which could lead to lost income. Additionally, he will likely also face considerable medical bills in relation to his treatment. In order to potentially obtain assistance with these financial issues, the man may wish to gain more information on California workers’ compensation and his possible eligibility.
Source: pressdemocrat.com, “Deliveryman crushed under granite slabs at Santa Rosa tile business“, Eloisa Ruano Gonzalez, Oct. 5, 2017