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Workers' compensation may help Wisconsin glass employee

Workers' compensation in Wisconsin is meant to provide financial support to victims of workplace injuries who may need the additional help. Severe injuries often come with hefty medical expenses which workers' compensation can assist with. A glass company employee recently suffered a severe injury to his neck while on the job, requiring extensive and immediate emergency medical treatment.

The injured employee was responsible for transporting large pieces of glass via forklift when a sheet cracked and broke. According to reports, as the employee examined the large piece of broken glass to asses the damage, another section of falling glass sliced into the employee's neck. Authorities arrived immediately following the dangerous incident to find colleagues treating the immense bleeding from the serious wound with gauze.

Records indicate that although the man was coherent and able to communicate, officials were unable to report what his exact level of alertness was. Emergency medical personnel were able to determine the length of the laceration and transported the Wisconsin worker to a trauma center by helicopter. The Wisconsin man was eventually released from the hospital, but his recovery was not detailed. Workers' compensation may be necessary for a victim of such a work injury to financially support necessary treatments and therapies during recovery.

The employer claims there were no witnesses or surveillance evidence at the time of the work accident. As the investigation into this particular incident continues, the Wisconsin Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin a report following their expected arrival at the glass company to help determine what may have happened the day of the accident. An employee who has suffered a devastating injury while on the job may seek to collect all available workers' compensation benefits to help pay for mounting medical expenses and time away from work.

Source:, Employee cut neck at workplace; discharged from UW Hospital, Jen McCoy, March 21, 2014

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