There are certain jobs in a municipality that must be done so it can be run efficiently and safely. Louisiana is no exception. Many of these jobs, however, place workers in danger. This could be a job that requires the worker to be stationed high above ground, near electrified cables and using heavy equipment. When there is an accident, there is a chance for serious workplace injuries and death.
For example, recently, two brothers who were working on a roadway sign above ground were injured when they fell. The incident occurred at around 11:20 a.m. The sign collapsed causing the men to fall. One landed on the ground. The other was hanging from power lines that were close by. When emergency responders arrived, they assisted the man who was hanging by using a bucket truck to free him. Neither appeared seriously injured. They were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Workers’ compensation benefits provide for workers when they suffer workplace injuries or illnesses. These benefits can help with medical expenses, lost wages and short and long-term issues. Because medical expenses and lost time on the job can be so financially troublesome, it is imperative that they understand how to get workers’ compensation benefits.
Even when there do not initially appear to be major injuries, certain problems can arise over time. They might have started with the work accident. As such, knowing the steps to ensure workers’ compensation is available is the priority no matter the perceived severity of the injuries.
Although the brothers were not seriously injured in this incident, they must remember their rights to get workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are available for issues small and large, and they are entitled to them. Discussing their case with a law firm that is experienced in all aspects of workers’ compensation can be helpful to get their benefits.