There is no shortage of workers who suffer serious injuries on the job in California and across the country. These workplace injuries can happen in any number of scenarios, but often, the injuries can be severe. As a result, individuals in this type of predicament commonly need financial assistance through workers’ compensation.
One man in another state will likely be gaining information on his workers’ comp options after a serious on-the-job accident. Reports stated that the construction worker was approximately 300 feet in the air when he suffered a serious injury. Apparently, the man was operating a crane and carrying out duties relating to cable lubrication when a cable somehow sliced his arm. The injury was so severe that his arm was almost severed.
The worker reportedly called emergency services himself, and other crew members on the ground apparently did not even know an accident had taken place until firefighters arrived. Because the man was so high in the air, he had to be put on a stretcher and then lowered to the ground on a pulley system. One firefighter was lowered down with the man to administer pain medication, attend to the wound and check the man’s vitals. It was noted that the worker was conscious at the time and then transported to a nearby hospital for surgery.
When serious workplace injuries like this one take place, it is important that those injuries are addressed as soon as possible. Additionally, it is wise for injured workers to consider the steps needed to apply for workers’ compensation. Applying for these benefits could help qualifying California workers obtain financial assistance for difficulties resulting from on-the-job injuries.