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Workplace injuries could lead to workers' comp questions

Many people expect to go to their jobs and carry out their duties as usual. Most days, this expectation is likely met as workers do their jobs then head home. However, some individuals may experience unexpected accidents that could turn a normal day into one that results in parties suffering workplace injuries.

California residents may be interested in such a situation that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that one worker suffered injuries after an explosion in a plant. Apparently the plant deals with the processing of a fine fiber material known as flock. During operations, the material apparently goes into ovens for drying. The report stated that a dust explosion occurred in one of these ovens, and a fire resulted.

Emergency crews were called to the scene, and fire fighters were able to attend to the fire quickly. The injured worker was taken from the scene to a medical center for treatment. It was not detailed what types of injuries the individual may have suffered in the event, but they were described as serious. It was noted that the business closed after the incident, and the event was under investigation.

After suffering workplace injuries, employees may find themselves in a great deal of pain. On top of contending with that issue, they may wonder how their time away from work will affect them financially. Because monetary struggles can often result from on-the-job injuries, many California workers may be able to qualify for workers' compensation. These benefits could assist with medical bills and lost wages. Individuals concerned with how to obtain such benefits may wish to speak with knowledgeable attorneys.

Source: telegram.com, "Worker injured in explosion, fire at Leominster company", Steven H. Foskett Jr., Nov. 3, 2017

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