No matter where you work, there is always a chance that something could go wrong. Some jobs are safer than others, but it is important to be aware that there is always a chance that you could be injured in your place of employment. Equipment could malfunction, a fire might break out or you could simply slip and fall. Whatever the case, if you are hurt during the course of your duties, you might be entitled to compensation.
This may also be on the mind of a construction worker in Luzerne County after being hospitalized one morning following an incident at work. According to emergency responders, the man in question was working in an old complex at the time and was injured on the second floor of the building.
According to firefighters, it was not easy to get to the victim, however he was successfully extracted in the end. Depending on the nature and severity of his injuries, he may now have to face a long recovery and the possibility of hefty medical bills. Fortunately, however, he might be covered by workers? compensation laws. If so, a successful claim could relieve some of the financial burden of his injuries.
This is an important thing to bear in mind if you are ever injured at work. Although every case is unique and laws can vary from state to state, in general you are likely to be entitled to claim as long as your injuries happened as a result of you carrying out work responsibilities. If you are unsure about whether your claim might be successful, an attorney may be able to provide the advice and support you need.
Source: PA Homepage, " Construction Worker Injured on the Job in Wilkes-Barre," Jayne Ann Bugda, May 6, 2015