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Injured utility workers may benefit from workers' compensation

There are many jobs that carry an element of danger with them. Utility work is one. Whenever a worker is injured on the job, he or she may decide to file for workers' compensation to help cope with the aftermath of an accident. One Pennsylvania utility worker may choose to file after recently suffering a severe injury.

The employee was a lineman with the power company. He was working to help restore power after the recent damage caused by Hurricane Irma. A spokesman from the company said that the worker and others were working in difficult conditions for long periods. In doing so, the man came into contact with an energized power line, which shocked him.

Officials stated that the utility worker was airlifted to the hospital following the accident. He has since undergone surgery and currently remains in intensive care. No other workers reported injuries. Authorities are still investigating the incident. 

It is unclear how long this worker's recovery will take, and he may be out of work for some time. To cope with this, he could choose to file a workers' compensation claim. If successful, this type of claim could provide monetary benefits that could be used to help pay for medical bills or any lost wages he may face. Anyone injured on the job could consult an experienced Pennsylvania attorney to learn more about these types of claims and obtain assistance in filing them. Additionally, an attorney could provide guidance and support throughout any future related legal proceedings.

Source: heraldtribune.com, "Power worker shocked while working in Englewood", Sept. 22, 2017

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