Medical expenses, lost wages and other financial difficulties are not uncommon after suffering serious injuries in an accident. When those injuries result from a work-related accident, California workers may undoubtedly wonder how they will handle the financial hardships that are likely ahead. Fortunately, workers’ compensation can often help after such events.
Two individuals in another state may be looking into their workers’ comp options after a recent accident. According to reports, the individuals were working to weatherproof outside windows at an office building when a piece of concrete apparently became dislodged from the building. The piece fell from an area where the scaffolding on which the men were working was attached, and it hit the scaffolding as it fell. This impact caused the scaffolding to fall several floors.
One of the workers was also hit by debris, and it apparently rendered him unconscious. Members of the fire department had to lower that worker to the ground after they arrived on the scene. It was noted that two workers were taken to a medical center, but the second worker’s injuries were considered minor.
Whenever a work-related accident results in the injuries of workers, the situation needs to be taken seriously. Injured California workers may have a lot on their minds in the aftermath of such an event, including whether they may qualify for workers’ compensation. Fortunately, individuals with these concerns do not have to try to navigate the claims process on their own. They could work with attorneys knowledgeable in this area of law to help them complete the process.