Construction site accident injures worker, hospitalizing him

Certain jobs in Connecticut carry inherent dangers to those who do them. People who place themselves in harm's way, such as emergency first responders, are obviously in this category. So are those who work in construction. It does not necessary need to be a building trade. People who are working on infrastructure such are road building and repair can also be in jeopardy for injuries in an accident with the accompanying medical expenses, lost wages and other problems.

A construction crew in Connecticut was working on a road as they widened it to add new lanes when one of the workers was injured. The accident occurred in the morning shortly before 7 a.m. A worker, estimated as being in his 40s, injured his left leg when it was rolled over by a machine. When emergency crews arrived, the man was awake and alert. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. The worker was working for the contractor that was hired to complete the project.

Being injured on the job can lead to a litany of personal, professional and financial problems for a worker. There might be the issue of needing an extended amount of treatment and a long stay in the hospital. Surgical procedures and rehabilitative care could be necessary and that will equate to massive medical expenses. While recovering, the person will often be unable to work, and the lost wages can cause them to fall behind in paying bills.

All these factors are why there is the need for workers' compensation benefits. Getting those benefits can be questionable depending on the circumstances, so it is imperative to adhere to the rules and fill out the forms properly. For those issues or if there is a dispute as to an approval, how much will be paid and for how long, having professional help is critical.

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