In too many instances, work-related accidents can happen too suddenly for employees to protect themselves. Unexpected events could trigger a serious incident that leaves workers with serious or even fatal workplace injuries. Though learning from such events is important, it may seem too late for injured California workers or their families.
This feeling may be affecting multiple people after a recent accident in another state. Reports indicated that demolition and salvaging work was taking place at a defunct power plant when part of the structure collapsed unexpectedly. The incident resulted in two workers suffering injuries after they were hit by falling pieces of the structure. Emergency personnel transported them from the work site to the hospital. One worker was airlifted, and the other was taken by ambulance.
Initially, information was not available regarding the workers’ injuries, but it was later updated that one of the workers died from the injuries. The other worker was still in the hospital with undisclosed injuries. An investigation was underway to determine what may have contributed to the accident taking place.
Losing a loved one due to workplace injuries is a devastating situation to face. In addition to grief and feelings of loss, the families of fatally injured workers may also face concern and stress over their financial affairs. Fortunately, California workers’ compensation can often help qualifying injured workers and families of deceased workers obtain financial assistance. This compensation could address medical expenses, lost income and more monetary hardships resulting from an on-the-job accident. Parties facing this type of harrowing ordeal may wish to obtain legal assistance when applying for workers’ comp benefits.