It seems like everywhere you look nowadays there are construction projects in the works. Most people don’t even give a second though about whether those construction sites are safe, but those who work in construction are well aware of the dangers. Heavy machinery, proximity to moving traffic, and job performance at great heights can put workers’ safety in danger. One recent incident highlights just how dangerous this job can be.
In that recent accident, one person was killed and four others were seriously injured when a retaining wall collapsed on them while they were working on it in a commercial parking lot. While it’s unclear at this time how the wall fell, OSHA is in the process of investigating the incident, which could take weeks to complete.
While the emotional tragedy of an incident like this can be utterly devastating, there are also very real physical and financial ramifications. Injured workers often need extensive medical care that they might not be able to afford without the income provided by their job, which they can’t work because of their injuries. Families of workers who are killed in workplace accidents can also face financial uncertainty.
If you or a loved one is in this position now, then it might be difficult to see a way forward. However, there is hope for the future. A workers’ compensation claim might be the answer to your financial woes, which may allow you or your loved one to obtain needed medical care and obtain financial stability until work is able to resume.
Successfully pursuing one of these claims isn’t always easy, though, which is why it might be wise to work closely with a legal professional of your choosing. Hopefully then you can secure stability and focus on the road ahead.