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Workers' compensation claims may help injured workers

An individual in another state was recently injured on the job at a construction site. The workplace accident happened early in the morning on Tuesday. Fortunately, individuals in Texas and other states who suffer workplace injuries have the right to file workers' compensation claims, which can help them to address their injury losses.

In the recent out-of-state case, some formation material ended up falling, trapping a construction site worker on a building's 12th floor at a little before 9 a.m. The accident occurred while the man was standing on a formation-material stack and attempting to attach the stack to a crane boom. The individual's co-workers were able to free him but could not carry him to the floor at ground level since the elevator in the building did not reach above the building's sixth floor.

The man was placed in a rescue basket and lowered to the ground in a crane. He did not lose consciousness at the time of the work accident. However, he was transported to the hospital, but his medical condition is not immediately known. The internal safety monitors of the general contractor overseeing the construction project began looking into the injury accident.

Workers' compensation insurance offers a couple of benefits in Texas. First, it enables employees who file workers' compensation claims to receive benefits no matter who was at fault in their workplace accidents. Second, employers are protected from being sued by their workers. It is within the rights of a person who is injured at work to seek the maximum amount of benefits to which he or she is entitled.

Source: therealdeal.com, "BREAKING: Worker injured in Pearl Midtown 29 construction accident near Wynwood", Sean Stewart-Muniz, Nov. 29, 2016

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