Suffering a work injury can be devastating on many levels. Serious injuries could alter the course of a person’s life and cause them to miss time from work. Some may never be able to return to the job they once held. These issues typically result in an individual facing ongoing physical and financial difficulties. Luckily, many injured workers may be able to qualify for workers’ compensation insurance benefits.
A recent accident in Illinois resulted in a contract worker suffering serious injuries. It was reported that the man had been working as part of a team that was putting a new exterior on a building when he fell from a scaffold. It is unclear what caused the man to fall, though he fell approximately 30 feet.
While falling, the man hit a retaining wall and other objects that apparently caused him to suffer internal injuries. He was transported for medical care from the scene and was considered to be in serious condition. Reportedly, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating the incident.
Because the worker suffered serious injuries in the Illinois accident, it is likely that he will need considerable time to recover. During that time, it is likely that he will accrue medical bills relating to his treatment as well as lose income while away from his job. If he wishes, he may want to determine whether he could qualify for workers’ compensation. Such benefits may help him ease the burden of financial hardships resulting from the incident. Additionally, an attorney experienced in handling these types of cases may also provide assistance in assessing whether any third party claims for personal injuries may be appropriate.
Source: cinewsnow.com, “Construction worker in serious condition after falling from scaffolding”, May 28, 2015