Workplace accidents and other potential hazards can leave people in Pennsylvania and other areas of the country facing severe medical conditions. Unfortunately, these injuries and illnesses can often translate into financial complications when workers are injured on the job and face a long recovery, resulting in medical bills and lost wages. An injured worker in another state may be wondering about his physical and financial state after a recent accident.
The injured worker is reportedly employed by Caterpillar Inc. While information regarding the man's identity and his condition is unclear, first responders were reportedly called to the scene at approximately 4:20 a.m. on a day in early November. He was transported to the hospital.
Some reports indicate that the man was injured by equipment that was moving, possibly a crane. A spokesperson for the company claims that the man is an electrician. The fire chief stated that although he was not present at the scene, he believes that the man required advanced life support.
Because those who are injured on the job can face a long recovery, concerns over how victims will pay their financial bills often overtake concerns about their personal health. Fortunately, states require employers to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for injured workers, which can help with many of the expenses associated with lost wages. Because those injured at work need to be able to focus on recovery, work accident victims in Pennsylvania often seek guidance from an experienced attorney who can help guide them through the process toward a fair settlement.
Source: pjstar.com, "Employee injured at Caterpillar's Morton facility," Andy Kravetz, Nov. 1, 2017