Job injuries can happen unexpectedly, and as a result, Georgia workers may have given little thought to how they would handle the aftermath of such injuries. They may face financial impacts that could leave them wondering how their day-to-day lives will move forward. Luckily, workers' compensation can provide benefits to qualifying workers who are injured in workplace accidents.
One man in a neighboring state may be examining the steps he needs to take in order to potentially obtain these benefits. Reports stated that the man was working as part of a crew performing duties on a sea wall. The workers were apparently using chains attached to a panel of the wall when the chain slipped and the 1-ton panel fell on the workers.
It was unclear how many individuals were involved in the accident, but apparently only one man suffered injuries. Emergency crews rescued the workers and transported the injured man from the scene by helicopter. His age was given as being in his mid-30s. It was unclear what exact injuries the incident may have caused him to suffer or what his condition was at the time of the report.
Workplace accidents can cause any number of injuries to workers, and as a result, each case is different. Therefore, in order to determine how their specific circumstances could affect workers' compensation benefits, Georgia workers may want to consult with experienced attorneys. Additionally, if a workers' comp claim is denied, the assistance of an attorney could help interested parties determine the cause for the denial and potential options for appeal.
Source: naplesnews.com, "Marco Island construction worker injured after 1-ton sea wall falls, traps him", Patrick Riley, Feb. 28, 2017