Workers' compensation is an insurance program established to protect employees who have suffered an injury while at work. When a California worker is injured on the job or becomes ill while working, he or she is likely eligible for workers' compensation. The day-to-day responsibilities of those employed in construction often include a greater exposure to risk. It makes sense for them to be aware of their rights when they are injured and in need of medical care and financial assistance.
A construction worker in Menlo Park was recently involved in an accident at a job site. The incident occurred on a recent Wednesday in August. The man reportedly fell into an open basement and was injured.
Upon arriving at the construction site, Menlo Park Fire Protection District first responders located the victim, who was conscious but had suffered a severely fractured leg. Due to the victim's size, nature of his injuries and lack of a stable access system in the site's basement, the worker was airlifted out. He was then rushed to a local hospital.
When a worker is injured on the job, the injuries suffered may vary from the simple, which heal in a few weeks, to the complex, which may never fully resolve themselves. No matter where an injured California worker falls on this spectrum, an experienced workers' compensation attorney can help determine what steps are necessary to protect the injured worker's rights. An attorney can guide the individual through the workers' compensation claims process to achieve full and fair financial relief.
Source: Palo Alto, Ca. Patch, "Worker Rushed To Stanford Hospital After Construction Accident", Aug. 25, 2016