Workers’ compensation may be considered a savior by many individuals. In many cases after a work-related accident, injured workers need a variety of assistance. They likely need medical attention to address their injuries, and as they work to recover, they may need help when it comes to dealing with the financial repercussions. For many Oklahoma residents, workers’ comp proves to be that help.
Multiple individuals in another state may be hoping to gain such help after they were injured in a recent workplace accident. Reports stated that there was an explosion that occurred at a truck plant that employs approximately 1,000 people. At the time of the incident, many workers typically in the area were away from the plant at a training exercise.
Of the workers still on site, six individuals were injured in the incident. Two workers were taken from the scene by helicopter, and two were transported by ambulance. The two remaining workers were treated at the scene for minor injuries. It was unclear what may have led to the explosion, but the incident was being investigated by the proper authorities at the time of the report.
These injured workers and Oklahoma employees who are seriously injured in work-related accidents may feel the effects of their injuries for an extended time. Even after they physically recover, they may face permanent effects that result in their inability to return to work or having to stay away for a considerable length of time. As a result, they could lose much needed income on top of dealing with medical bills. Luckily, workers’ compensation may be able to help fill financial gaps created by on-the-job accidents.
Source: muskogeephoenix.com, “6 people injured in explosion at Minnesota truck plant“, Jan. 11, 2017
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