Like others throughout the country, Wisconsin workers run a risk of suffering a workplace accident. Workers in the construction and industrial fields may be even more likely to sustain a serious work injury, or even death. One recent workplace accident has left one man seriously injured, though the type of industry where he was employed was not disclosed in a news report. Though he appears to have escaped with his life, the injuries sustained may alter his ability to return to work quickly, or at all.
According to reports, the man was working at Cloeren Incorporated when a piece of steel fell on him. The steel that fell reportedly weighed around 700 pounds and the force of the impact nearly severed the man's arm. Reports do not indicate whether he sustained other injuries in the workplace accident.
The man was hospitalized in critical condition. The cause of the accident has not been determined, though OSHA already sent a representative to the site. The company where the man works did not respond to a media inquiry in the immediate aftermath of the frightening incident.
When Wisconsin workers are injured on-the-job, they are tasked with navigating through workers' compensation claims, medical expenses, and potentially lengthy recoveries. Though these processes can be challenging, especially during a time of recovery, they can be optimally successful when the right steps are taken within stipulated time frames. The injuries that this man suffered may affect his work abilities permanently, which could cause additional turmoil in an already stressful situation. Individuals that suffer a work injury may benefit from knowing that they are not alone as they work to move forward and seek the care that they need. Seeking the guidance of an experienced advocate may help workers ensure that their future is secure and their expenses from the injuries are covered.
Source: wqow.com, "EC man seriously injured in workplace accident," Keith Edwards, Sept. 20, 2012