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Compensation claims for workplace injuries can be complicated

The effects that an injury has on a person's life can vary from person to person. Commonly, individuals experience pain, long recovery times and financial hardships. When workplace injuries lead to these outcomes, many California workers may worry about how they will handle their situations.

Fortunately, workers' compensation can help individuals who work for employers covered by this type of insurance. There are stipulations under law that exempt certain businesses from carrying workers' comp insurance, but often, individuals work for companies with policies. One man in another state may soon be looking for more information on this type of benefit due to recently suffering injuries on the job. Reports stated that he works for Caterpillar, the machinery and equipment provider.

At the time of the incident, the man was carrying out duties that involved welding steel plates together. Details on how the accident occurred were not given in the report, but somehow, the man was hit by a steel plate. He was reported as being 60 years old, and it is unclear what exact injuries he may have suffered. The incident was under investigation by multiple local agencies as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

In hopes of offsetting some of the financial difficulties that may arise from workplace injuries, individuals who are hurt may want to gain more information on workers' compensation. If their places of employment are covered, they may have reason to move forward with filing a claim for benefits. However, the process can be complicated, and it may help interested parties to gain legal assistance from California attorneys.

Source: fox6now.com, "OSHA investigates: Caterpillar worker injured after being struck by steel plate", May 10, 2018

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