After a serious accident takes place on the job, many different actions may need to occur. Any injured parties will likely need medical attention, and the proper authorities will undoubtedly conduct an investigation into the incident. Additionally, seriously injured workers may need to find out their options for workers' compensation and how to go about potentially obtaining those benefits.
One Georgia man may be exploring such information after recently being injured in a work-related accident. The incident occurred at a recycling facility and involved a bale of material falling on the worker. It was not specifically stated what type of material made up the bale, but it was noted that the bale weighed up to 1,000 lbs. It was also unclear from what height the bale fell or what caused it to fall.
The man was apparently the only individual injured in the incident. The president for the company stated that the man had suffered a broken leg, but additional information on the man's condition was not given. Reports also mentioned that the company had been the subject of investigations in the past due to safety violations, but it was unclear whether any safety oversights contributed to this incident.
Injured workers can often face a myriad of hardships in the aftermath of a work-related accident, and the man involved in this Georgia accident may have to contend with difficulties of his own. Because his injuries occurred while he was working, workers' compensation may be able to assist him with financial struggles that result. If he is interested in finding out more information on qualifying for these benefits, he may wish to speak with an experienced attorney.
Source: daltondailycitizen.com, "Injured worker expected to recover, says company official", Jan. 27, 2017