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Financial help may be available after a Wisconsin work accident

Wisconsin workers who have ever suffered an industrial accident know just how devastating this type of incident can be, both physically and financially. Fortunately for most injured workers, workers' compensation laws provide the opportunity to make a claim for benefits after a work accident. This can help provide financial restitution in the form of medical expenses and lost wages for part or all of the time that a worker is unable to resume their normal job duties.

Recently, a 35-year-old man who worked for a company that makes steel lighting poles suffered a work injury after being pinned by a piping piece that unbalanced. The man, who had worked for Valmont Industries for five years, suffered critical injuries in the incident. He had to be taken by air to a second hospital after being first stabilized at another facility.

His injuries included potentially broken ribs, damaged organs and other internal issues. He was reported as being conscious after the accident, but was listed in critical condition. The severity of his injuries could mean that he is in for a long convalescence period, not to mention extensive medical and other related expenses. This would all be on top of the fact he would likely be unable to work for some period of time.

This is why Wisconsin law requires most companies to carry workers' compensation insurance that helps protect employees who suffer injuries in a work accident. Workers' compensation benefits can help relieve much of the financial strain that a family can face after an employee is seriously injured while on the job. This can help both the victim and family members focus on the physical recovery from a work injury without worrying about financial difficulties that come from lost wages.

Source:, "UPDATE: Man Pinned, Hurt in Industrial Accident," Chase Moffitt, June 24, 2013

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