Case Files – Construction Worker Injures Leg in Workplace Accident
Accidents can happen anywhere, and the workplace is no exception. Every year, numerous workers in South Carolina and throughout the U.S. come to harm in their place of employment. The big problem is, not only can a work injury run up significant medical bills for you, it could even leave you unable to do your job.
One such accident in Florida left a construction worker in need of medical attention when he became pinned to the ground by an overturned vehicle. The 32-year-old man was operating the machine when it tipped into an elevator shaft. It rolled over, trapping his left beneath it and causing serious injuries.
Emergency first responders were called to his aid. The nature of the accident required them to conduct a technical rescue, using airbags on order to free the worker’s leg. He was later airlifted to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
Depending upon the amount of damage to the man’s leg, he could be in for a long recovery period. This in turn could mean a significant loss of wages, not to mention the cost of his medical care. However, as his injuries occurred at work, he may be able to claim workers’ compensation. It is also possible that there will be an investigation to determine whether the accident stemmed from any breach of safety protocols.
_For workers in South Carolina, the same applies. If you come to harm in your place of work, either through an accident, improper training or even someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. An attorney can advise you on your options and may be able to help you pursue that which you are owed. If you have been injured and need advice on your options, contact us to set up a free consultation. _