While many workers may use the same equipment every day or at least feel comfortable using the equipment to carry out their duties, it does not mean that an accident cannot take place. Many variables can impact whether a common situation will move forward the same way from one day to another. Unfortunately, some common routines can easily become frightening when an incident leads to workplace injuries.
California readers may be interested in an accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a worker was using a scissor lift while painting the side of a building when the scissor lift toppled over and into the street. It was noted that the lift was sitting on a cobblestone sidewalk, which could potentially have caused it to sit unevenly. However, there was no exact cause given for the incident.
The worker landed in a lane of the road and suffered injuries as a result of the fall. Details on the exact injuries he may have suffered were not given in the report. It was noted that he was taken to an area hospital and was conscious at the time.
When workplace injuries occur, a worker may wonder whether working despite the injury may be in his or her best interests. However, this feeling often stems from the fear of losing income while recovering. Fortunately, many workers, including those in California, may qualify for workers’ compensation. These benefits can help address medical bills resulting from the injuries as well as lost wages. Of course, obtaining benefits is not always easy, and obtaining reliable information on workers’ comp may be wise.