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Construction accidents can cause injuries, financial burdens

For individuals who enjoy their jobs, going to work every day may not seem like a burden. Workers in the construction industry may enjoy the ability to work with their hands and see their efforts turn into something useful. Of course, every job poses its own hazards, and construction accidents can easily lead to serious injuries that may result in financial burdens.

It may interest individuals in California to learn that a construction accident recently occurred in another state. The work itself involved digging a trench that would allow for a new sewer line to be put in place for a developing subdivision. One man was working as part of the construction crew when he was hit by a shifting piece of equipment. 

The man was either in the trench when the accident took place or fell in after being hit as emergency crews had to enter the 27-foot-deep trench in order to get him out. Though the man did suffer injuries in the incident, those injuries were not considered life-threatening. Nonetheless, he was taken from the scene to an area hospital to receive treatment and undergo observation.

When construction accidents lead to injuries, those situations should be taken seriously. Efforts should be made in hopes of avoiding such incidents in the future, and injured workers should receive medical attention as soon as possible. If California workers have been injured in such events, they may wonder how they will get by when it comes to dealing with medical expenses and lost wages. Luckily, workers' compensation may be able to help qualifying individuals, and consulting with experienced attorneys could help concerned parties better understand the application process.

Source: kptv.com, "Injured construction worker rescued from trench near Ridgefield", Jan. 29, 2018

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