In Georgia and elsewhere, suffering an injury can happen to anyone at anytime. In many cases, these injuries occur on the job. A work-related accident could result in severe injuries. These injuries can cause individuals to face numerous setbacks that lead to financial strain for which they may be entitled to compensation.
One worker in a neighboring state may be exploring his options for workers' comp after being injured on the job. It was reported that man was working at a plant on top of a tank that held an undisclosed material. The worker was welding the tank when he was thrown 50 feet due to an explosion. It was unclear what may have led to the explosion occurring.
The incident resulted in the 41-year-old worker suffering serious trauma, though exact injuries were not disclosed. Fire and EMS workers arrived at the scene, and the man was transported to an area medical facility for treatment. Police also helped in the transport of the man to allow the ambulance to get to the hospital more quickly.
The man injured in this incident will undoubtedly face numerous medical bills and need time away from work to recover. During this time, workers' compensation may come in handy and is likely warranted due to the incident being a work-related accident. If Georgia workers are injured under similar circumstances, they too could potentially qualify for financial assistance through workers' comp. If individuals need help working toward these benefits, they may wish to consult with an experienced attorney.
Source: wrcbtv.com, "UPDATE: Worker seriously injured from explosion at Aqua Treat plant", April 4, 2017