Unfortunate events can occur in all workplaces. Employees with manual jobs may be faced with greater risks of being injured. The workers in Charleston, South Carolina may sometimes sustain a workplace injury after which they will need worker's compensation benefits.
A recent accident may have put a local man in a similar situation. Authorities said that an employee of Boeing was severely injured when he fell from a mobile platform at work. The company confirmed that the employee was injured when he fell from a movable platform.
The first responders as well as the company's Emergency Medical Services tended to the injured employee and rushed him to the hospital where he was admitted for observation and treatment. The company did not comment about the employee's medical status for privacy reasons. They added that they are conducting an investigation to find out the cause of the accident and they will implement corrective actions, if needed.
Companies are obliged to ensure that the workplace is safe for employees. To do so, companies must comply with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
An accident may result in severe injuries that may leave the employee with a disability. The disability may hinder the employee's ability to work as well as risking the person's life. In the event of a fall, such as the one at Boeing, the accident may also lead to a head or neck injury, which can cause a permanent disability.
In the event of a workplace injury, an employee may receive benefits from worker's compensation. The compensation may help the accident victim as well as the victim's family with treatment and medical expenses needed until full recovery is achieved. In addition to providing other support, a knowledgeable legal professional can also help with the process of filing for worker's compensation.
Source: live5news.com, "Boeing employee critically injured in fall from platform," Cameron Easley, March 20, 2013