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Serious workplace injuries can take time to recover from

When a person suffers injuries, the time it takes to recover can depend on the severity of the injuries themselves. Workplace injuries can pose considerable risks, especially if the circumstances of the incident were serious. If a California worker needs extended time away from work to recover from these injuries, he or she may worry about financial repercussions.

One person in another state may have such concerns after being injured on the job. Reports stated that the worker was carrying out duties at an oil drilling site when an accident occurred. It was unclear what exactly took place, but residents in the area stated that they heard explosions. The explosions then led to a fire that took emergency crews several hours to get under control.

There was only one worker injured in the event. Though info on the exact injuries suffered were not detailed, it was noted that the person suffered severe burns. A representative for the company involved in the incident stated that the worker was in stable condition. Identifying information on the victim was not disclosed at the time of the report. Additional information may become available at a later time.

Recovering from burns can take a considerable amount of time. As a result, this individual and California workers injured in similar ways may find themselves struggling financially due to lost income and medical bills. Luckily, if they qualify, injured workers may be able to obtain workers' compensation benefits that may help with financial issues as they work to recover from their workplace injuries.

Source: sfgate.com, "Worker injured in fire at oil site in northern Colorado", Dec. 23, 2017

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