The aftermath of a work-related accident can easily leave workers and their families looking for answers. The struggles that result from serious or fatal injuries can affect individuals for years to comes. As a result, the affected parties may wish to determine whether workers' compensation may be available to address financial hardships resulting from a workplace accident.
An industrial accident recently took place in a state neighboring Georgia. Reports indicated that the event occurred at a plant that was under demolition. During the operation, a wall collapsed, and two workers were affected. It was unclear where the workers were in relation to the wall at the time of the incident.
One of the workers suffered fatal injuries as a result, but it was unclear what specific injuries may have led to the death. A second worker was also injured, but those injuries were not considered critical. There was no identifying information about the workers disclosed in the report. The company was reported as working with authorities in order to investigate the fatal event. Additional information may be reported at a later time.
Georgia workers and/or their families who have been impacted by a similar workplace accident may find themselves contending with considerable burdens. Medical bills and lost income could cause financial struggles for the workers and/or families, and they may need assistance in making ends meet for the future. Workers' compensation benefits may be able to help with such issues. Obtaining information on these benefits from legal professionals may help interested parties determine what courses of action they may need to follow.
Source: memphisdailynews.com, "1 Worker Killed, Another Injured at Cargill Plant In Memphis", Nov. 17, 2016