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Workplace accidents dangerous to Massachusetts workers

While most companies try to ensure the safety of their workers, unfortunately workplace accidents still occur. Massachusetts workers who have been injured can probably relate to a recent accident that injured one man. At times, workers' compensation will cover workplace accidents. Other times, a worker may have to explore other avenues in order to recover accident-related expenses.

One recent accident trapped a construction worker for approximately three hours in a trench. He was reportedly covered with sand and dirt over the course of his ordeal. In addition, several inches worth of asphalt was also covering him, which made it harder to save the man since the trench would continue to collapse during the rescue efforts.

The worker was described as a 40-year-old male who was conscious throughout the rescue. He was transported by air to a nearby medical facility for multiple injuries including leg and ankle injuries. While they are not believed to be life-threatening, he could be facing serious financial stress as a result of the accident. He could be in need of long-term medical care and the possibility of being able to return to work is unknown.

The man may wish to look into his right to file for workers' compensation benefits from his employer in order to help provide for him and his family while he is unable to perform his normal duties. Workplace accidents can cause financial stress not only because of medical care, but because of the lack of income as well. If this Massachusetts man was the sole provider for his family, this could create a hardship for his entire family. Hopefully with the proper knowledge of the applicable laws, a positive outcome can be achieved.

Source: wcvb.com, Crews rescue worker that was trapped in trench in Ipswich, No author, Nov. 19, 2013

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