Pennsylvania employees who suffer injuries from accidents in the workplace may end up missing an extended amount of time from work as part of their recovery. When situations like this develop, the injured worker may consider filing a workers' compensation claim. One construction worker is likely looking into filing a claim of his own after getting hurt in a fall at the site where he was working.
The man was working at the future site of a retirement community on the morning of May 16 when the incident occurred. Officials stated that the man was a masonry worker, working on scaffolding some 40 feet off the ground. The worker fell from the scaffolding, though the cause of the fall has yet to be determined.
The man's current condition has not been released. However, emergency responders were called to the scene and treated him immediately after the fall. He was then taken to the hospital. Two employees of the local branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have been assigned to investigate the accident.
If the worker decides to file a workers' compensation claim, he may be awarded monetary damages that could help cover the cost of his medical bills and make up for wages he may lose during his recovery. An experienced Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorney could provide more information about filing a claim to those who have been injured at work. In addition, an attorney could also provide guidance and support as well as assist clients in navigating the filing process.
Source: triblive.com, "Masonry worker falls from scaffolding at West Deer construction site", Chuck Biedka, May 16, 2017