In the event that an individual is seriously injured or killed on the job, there may be steps that need to be taken for those negatively affected by the event. Certainly, ensuring that the injured workers receive the necessary medical attention and treatment is of the utmost importance, but afterward, financial issues could plague those individuals. As a result, further steps may be needed in order to work toward potentially obtaining workers' compensation benefits.
Georgia residents may be interested in a recent work-related accident that took place in another state. Reports indicated that the incident involved two telecommunications workers, one of whom owned the company. Apparently, the two men were inside a bucket truck pulling fiber-optic cables from power lines when the bucket on the truck came in contact with the lines.
The company owner was electrocuted. He was reported as being 32 years old. The other worker was reported as being 23 years old, and the incident left him in critical condition. A helicopter flew him from the scene to an area hospital. Authorities were continuing to investigate the incident.
When work accidents result in injured workers, the workers themselves and/or their families could face financial hardships due to various outcomes. Time away from work to recover could result in lost wages, or similarly, the family of a deceased worker may suffer from losing that income entirely. Additionally, medical expenses could cause financial strain. In these cases, Georgia residents may wish to determine whether they could potentially qualify for workers' compensation.
Source: saukvalley.com, "Electrocution victim a West Chicago man", Nov. 9, 2016