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Serious burns could present need for workers' compensation

Any California resident could end up in need of financial assistance at some point. For some, the need may come after suffering workplace injuries. In these cases, individuals may be able to qualify for workers' compensation benefits that could help injured parties make ends meet by covering lost wages and medical expenses.

Three workers in another state may soon be looking into this type of assistance after an on-the-job accident. Reports stated that the individuals were part of a transit authority team and were conducting duties near an underground power station. For some reason, a blast of electricity came from one of the power station panels. The incident resulted in the three workers being injured and taken from the scene to area hospitals.

Two of the workers were considered to be in critical condition with serious burns. The third individual was reported as being in good condition. Additional information on their injuries was not given. At the time of the report, it was not known what may have caused the electrical blast, but the incident was under investigation. More information may became available at a later time.

When individuals find themselves in need of workers' compensation due to workplace injuries, they may want to obtain the help as quickly as possible. However, working toward this compensation involves a process, and some California workers could face delays and possibly even denials for claims. In order to put their best foot forward when exploring workers' comp, individuals may wish to enlist the assistance of knowledgeable attorneys.

Source: CBS Chicago, "CTA Workers Burned In Underground Electrical Explosion", May 1, 2018

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