Though every occupation has its risks, some work-related hazards are more obvious than others. In many cases, employers and workers can take steps to ensure that hazards are recognized and precautions are taken in efforts to avoid workplace injuries. Unfortunately, not every potential risk of harm can be accounted for.
California readers may be interested in an accident that resulted in the injury of one worker. According to reports, the person worked for a concrete company and was using a saw that was connected to a truck when another person got in the truck to try and steal the vehicle. As the person drove away, the saw twisted, which caused it to cut the worker’s hand. It was unclear how serious the injury was.
Authorities utilized a GPS tracker in the truck and discovered that the person drove the vehicle out of state. At the time of the report, law enforcement agencies from both states were working together to continue tracking the vehicle. Additional information may become available at a later time.
Suffering workplace injuries as a result of any type of accident can be difficult. Because these injuries can range in severity, the negative impacts can also have different levels of severity. Still, many workers typically qualify for financial help through workers’ compensation to address resulting difficulties. California workers who have suffered injuries while on the job may want to gain information on this potential option. In some cases, applying for and obtaining benefits can be difficult, so it may prove wise to consult with legal professionals.