Connecticut work accident kills one, injures another

Tuesday August 6, 2013

Millions of employees are injured at work each year and thousands of work accidents result in serious injuries and death. Employees who are injured on the job are entitled to compensation for their injuries. In death cases, work families may be entitled to compensation.

A maintenance worker died after falling from a boom truck that tipped over in a Connecticut Wal-Mart parking lot. Another worker also fell from the truck and was injured. Police officers at the scene estimated the workers fell between 15 and 30 feet from the vehicle. Police said it looked like the men were doing maintenance work on a light pole in the Wal-Mart lot before the accident happened. After the accident, the truck was resting on its two right wheels.

Workplace accidents are accidents that happen during the course of work or at work, even if the accident happens off the company’s premises. Industrial accidents are common and the police categorized this as an industrial accident on private property.

The men involved in the accident were employees of a local electric company. Both of the workers were taken to the hospital by ambulance from the scene of the accident.

A large portion of a person’s life is spent at work and because of that, it is not uncommon for workers to experience on the job injuries. Although most injuries that happen on the job are covered by workers’ compensation, when the negligence of another causes an injury, a claim of personal injury may need to be filed. A workplace injury can have devastating effects not only on the victim, but his or her family. Attorneys will help recover fair and reasonable compensation for the harms caused. This includes compensation for medical bills, past and future lost wages, and pain and suffering. Depending upon the circumstances of the injury, injured employees may be entitled to compensation through either the workers’ compensation system, or a personal injury lawsuit, or both.

Source:  Ctnow.com, “One killed, another injured in boom-truck accident” Jeff Bahr and Scott Feldman, Aug. 02, 2013

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