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Workers' compensation may help with financial issues after injury

After being injured on the job, it is natural to have many questions about the situation. California workers may wonder how long it will take for them to recover, how they will handle medical bills, how they will address lost income and whether they will even be able to return to work. At least in cases of the financial issues, workers' compensation may prove useful. 

One individual in another state may be asking many of these questions and wondering how to potentially obtain benefits after a work-related accident. Reports stated that the person worked at a whiskey distillery, and the incident occurred when one of the stills exploded. The man was apparently standing close to the still at the time of the incident and suffered burn injuries as a result.

Emergency crews came to the scene of the incident, and the worker was reported as being alert when he was transported to an area hospital. He is expected to recover from the injuries he suffered. At the time of the report, it was still unclear what exactly may have caused the still to explode.

Each person can suffer different outcomes from work-related injuries. The time it takes to recover and the lasting effects of injuries differ from person to person. If California workers are involved in similar incidents, they may wish to look into information on applying for workers' compensation. An accepted application could allow them to obtain financial assistance during this difficult time. In order to ensure that they understand the steps involved with applying and for dealing with any issues, interested individuals may wish to speak with legal professionals.

Source: wpxi.com, "Small explosion at Strip District distillery injures worker", Jan. 4, 2018

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