Being near roadways always poses hazards as passing vehicles and distracted drivers could cause serious issues. When individuals’ job duties put them on or near roads, their jobs could become considerably more dangerous, and they face considerable risks of being struck and seriously injured on the job. Unfortunately, this type of incident is not altogether uncommon, and workers are often left needing assistance.
North Carolina residents may be interested in a recent accident that took place in another state. Reports indicated that a highway worker was putting a sign on the road to indicate that drivers were entering a work zone. However, while the woman was attempting to put out the sign, she was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle did not remain on the scene of the incident.
Additional information on the accident was not given in the report, but it was stated that the woman suffered serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. She was transported from the site to an area hospital for treatment. Her age was given as 57 years old. Authorities were still looking for the driver of the striking vehicle at the time of the report.
No matter the situation that results in a person being seriously injured on the job, the worker can face considerable setbacks. Luckily, if the incident and injuries qualify, the injured party could obtain workers’ compensation benefits to help with financial struggles resulting from the event. For information on what aspects go into determining eligibility for workers’ comp, interested North Carolina workers may wish to speak with experienced attorneys.
Source: turnto10.com, “Highway worker seriously injured in Fall River hit and run“, June 24, 2017