Connecticut workers in any job will face some semblance of risk. That includes those who are working in offices and other jobs where it does not appear that there will be substantial danger of being a work accident victim. Those who are in physical jobs or who work with dangerous materials place themselves in jeopardy as part of their duties. They are involved in multiple endeavors that utilize heavy equipment, machinery and electricity. Therefore, there is the very real possibility they could be injured on the job. After a work injury, it is crucial to understand the necessary steps to receive workers’ compensation.
A worker who was performing repairs and making upgrades to a building’s electrical system was injured on the job. He reportedly received serious electrical burns in the accident. First responders were called and subsequently took the man to the hospital. He was reported to be in stable condition in the hospital’s burn center. The accident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other agencies.
Workers’ compensation benefits are a key part of injured workers’ ability to receive treatment and make ends meet financially as they recover. For those who suffer serious injuries, it is even more vital to understand how to receive workers’ compensation. While most on-the-job injuries might initially appear to be clear cut and obvious that it is a work injury, that does not mean the worker will automatically be approved for benefits. Mistakes can be made when applying, there could be a dispute about the claim and other problems can crop up that hinder or outright prevent a worker from receiving an approval for benefits. Having legal assistance can help.
When a worker is tasked with duties that include electrical equipment, it is a situation rife with danger for the even most experienced employees. As this accident shows, electrical burns can cause severe damage and result in hospitalizations — with the accompanying medical bills — and long-term problems. If approved, a workers’ compensation claim can help injured workers cope financially while they recover from their injuries.