Paying attention to changing road conditions and traffic signals is essential to ensure safe roadways for everybody on them, whether they are motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians or workers. Failure to pay attention to construction zones, slow down when needed or merge lanes in a timely manner can seriously injure or even cause a worker’s death when all he or she is trying to do is earn a living.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating an accident that left a construction worker seriously injured in Connecticut recently. While initial reports indicated it was a pedestrian accident, further investigations demonstrated otherwise. The accident victim was a construction worker on a paving project in an active work zone. According to police, the male victim was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound at the time of collision. He was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention for his injuries.
Construction workers injured while performing their duties may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. This can ease the financial burden that medical costs and lost wages place on a victim’s shoulders after a work accident.
Unfortunately, not all workers’ compensation claims are undisputed by employers. Insurance companies and employers often try to pass the cost on to one another, and injured employees suffer in the process. To ensure one’s right to workers’ compensation can be exercised in a timely manner, it might be beneficial to consult an experienced attorney to discuss one’s options. With experienced representation on your side, it may be possible to get the compensation you deserve.