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4 injured workers could qualify for workers' compensation

Four construction workers suffered injuries due to their involvement in a recent construction accident. The accident, which occurred out-of-state, occurred on a recent Thursday in late June. Just as in California, due to the fact that the victims were injured while working at a construction site, they will qualify for workers' compensation.

The accident, which occurred around 7:45 a.m. at a hospital job site, may have been due to faulty scaffolding, a representative from the hospital said. The crew was working on an expansion of the hospital. A crew composed of eight workers was in the process of erecting a new wall when part of the scaffolding collapsed, injuring four of the workers.

Two workers were airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri in critical condition; one was rushed to another hospital, while the fourth was treated at the hospital the workers were at when the accident occurred. None of the victims' injuries were considered life-threatening. An official cause of the accident has yet to be released, but work at the hospital was halted so that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) could conduct its investigation.

A workers' compensation claim may involve several parties and may sometimes get very confusing without the help of an attorney. When a California employee is injured on the job, that individual is fully within his or her rights to submit a workers' compensation claim. Injured employees such as these injured construction workers typically choose to consult an experienced workers' compensation attorney in order to gain assistance with the filing of the claim. 

Source: kvs12.com, "4 construction workers injured in scaffolding collapse at Herrin Hospital", Alycia Dobrinick, June 30, 2016

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