Suffering a head injury is always a serious situation. Even a seemingly minor injury could actually have tremendous impact not visible to the naked eye. For this reason, it is important for individuals who suffer workplace injuries to obtain medical attention as soon as possible after an accident.
California readers may be interested in a work-related incident with this type of outcome that took place in another state. Reports indicated that a worker was carrying out unspecified duties on the roof of a middle school building when the individual fell. It was unclear what caused the fall, but the distance of the fall was reported as being 25 feet. The incident is currently under investigation by local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The fall caused the worker to suffer a serious head injury. Other information regarding the injury or the person’s condition was not given in the report. It was noted that the local fire department responded to the accident site. No other injuries were reported in relation to the event. More information may become available at a later time as the investigations continue.
Workplace injuries of any type could have lasting effects on those injured. An accident on the job may have individuals quickly learning about how workers’ compensation could potentially help them financially during this difficult time. Of course, these benefits are not always easy to understand or obtain, so concerned parties may want to consult with experienced California attorneys who could provide guidance throughout the application process and beyond.