Being involved in a work-related accident is a scenario that most North Carolina workers want to avoid. Of course, some dangers are not always anticipated, and unexpected events can happen in seconds. In many cases, individuals are left with serious workplace injuries that can take a considerable amount of time to heal.
It was recently reported that one worker was injured after a fall in another state. Apparently, the individual was a construction worker and was carrying out duties at a subway station. Somehow, the worker fell onto the tracks from a scaffolding. The track was not in use at the time of the incident, presumably due to the construction. It was not clear what caused the worker to fall, but nonetheless, that person had to be rescued by emergency personnel.
The worker suffered serious injuries, but fortunately, they were not considered life-threatening. That individual was taken to an area hospital. The incident is undoubtedly under investigation, and additional information on how the accident occurred may be released at a later time. It did not appear that any other workers were injured in the event.
Though falls remain one of the most common causes of construction injuries, each incident must be taken seriously. If North Carolina workers suffer injuries due to falls on the job, they can find themselves unable to work for a considerable amount of time and also need medical help in order to recover from their workplace injuries. Though these outcomes may be unavoidable, they can also cause financial hardships for injured parties. Luckily, workers’ compensation can often help cover applicable expenses, and discussing the best approach to applying for benefits with legal professionals may be wise.