Florida workers currently recovering from injuries suffered on the job may run into challenges when they are unable to return to their duties. Workplace accidents can have long-term consequences, and workers who must stay home for extended periods of time (or permanently) in recovery may run into financial problems when their paychecks are no longer coming in. An experienced attorney can assist a recovering injured worker as he or she navigates the workers’ compensation system.
A man in another state may soon be seeking this type of assistance as he continues to recover from injuries he suffered in a recent industrial accident. The man, as well as several of his colleagues, was reportedly cutting a fuel tank when a sudden explosion occurred that caused chaos and need for emergency care. A fire erupted, igniting oil and tires nearby. The man was burned in the fire; thankfully, his injuries were not life-threatening.
It was approximately 12 p.m. on a Saturday when the industrial accident occurred. Firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene. It is said to have taken them nearly an hour to put out the flames.
Many similar workplace accidents in Florida have had devastating results. When a worker is no longer able to earn an income or even when he or she suffers a temporary set back in recovery, workers’ compensation benefits can be a great asset to help make ends meet at home. Anyone with questions regarding legal issues pertaining to workers’ comp can seek answers by reaching out to an experienced attorney for support.
Source: hawaiinewsnow.com, “Worker injured in Kapolei industrial accident“, Dec. 16, 2017