Workplace injuries caused by fires may cause financial strain

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2017 | Workplace Injuries

Unexpected events can happen to anyone at any time. For California residents on the job, certain events can prove significantly detrimental. If a serious accident occurs, workers could potentially suffer workplace injuries, which could lead to other issues as they take time to recover. Unfortunately, numerous individuals are affected in this way every year.

Recently, one individual in another state suffered injuries while on the job. Reports stated that the person was an electrical worker and was conducting routine maintenance at a school when the accident occurred. Details on what caused the incident were not given in the report, but it was stated that a fire occurred. Apparently the fire did not spread passed the electrical equipment, but it did cause issues that resulted in the school canceling classes and activities.

The fire also resulted in the worker suffering injuries. The extent of those injuries was not given in the report, but he was taken from the scene to an out-of-state hospital to receive treatment. Additional information on the incident may become available at a later time as it is likely still under investigation.

Whether workplace injuries are caused by fires, falls, equipment malfunctions or numerous other scenarios, they can lead to tremendous setbacks. Not only will California workers have to focus on their recovery, but many may also struggle financially due to medical bills and lost wages. After being injured at work, individuals may wish to speak with knowledgeable attorneys regarding workers’ compensation to determine whether they may qualify, how to apply and how to deal with any potential issues.

Source:, “Electrical worker injured in fire at western Iowa school“, Dec. 7, 2017

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