Any accident that causes injuries is frightening for those involved. While they may feel thankful to survive the incident, they may be plagued with thoughts of what could have happened and must also contend with the pain and financial implications of the injuries they did suffer. When California employees suffer workplace injuries, they may find themselves in need of financial assistance.
It was recently reported that a man in another state suffered injuries while on the job. The man and an undisclosed number of other workers with a tree service company were working on a job at a residential location. While they worked, their work vehicle was parked on the street facing down a hill. When they finished, the workers were putting their equipment on the trailer attached to the truck when the truck started to roll away.
One of the workers tried to get inside the truck in hopes of stopping it, but he was unable to do so. The pickup truck then hit a police car that was sitting unoccupied on the street, and the police vehicle ended up colliding with the porch of a house. The worker who tried to stop the vehicle suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Serious workplace injuries can cause setbacks in many ways. When it comes to finances, medical expenses and lost wages can quickly add up. Luckily, many California workers may qualify for workers’ compensation, which could help address some of these financial concerns. Individuals who have been injured on the job and would like information and assistance in regard to workers’ comp may wish to speak with experienced attorneys.