Sudden accidents happen daily. These accidents can also happen anywhere, and some individuals may suffer workplace injuries if the accidents occur while they are on the job. Unfortunately, the aftermath of such incidents can dramatically affect a person’s life.
California readers may be interested in a recent work-related accident that took place in another state. According to reports, an electrical contractor was attending to the lights in a balloon display at a hotel when he fell. It was unclear what may have caused the man to fall, but it was reported that he was on scaffolding at the time and that he fell approximately 10 to 12 feet. He was unable to get down from the scaffolding on his own, and fire department rescuers came to the scene and retrieved him.
The man was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Further details on the exact injuries he suffered were not given in the report. It was also not disclosed how long the rescue took, but the fire department stated that it was not “too challenging” to complete.
Though the rescue was not extensively challenging, the worker may face many challenges as he works to recover from the injuries he suffered. Unfortunately, any worker could experience substantial setbacks after suffering workplace injuries, and it is wise to understand what financial assistance options these individuals may be entitled to. In many cases, California workers who have been injured on the job may qualify for workers’ compensation, which could provide a number of financial benefits in the aftermath of injury-causing work accidents.