Accidents happen on the job every single day in the state of Tennessee. Construction injuries, in particular, are common occurrences. Fortunately, when Tennessee workers suffer serious injury, financial assistance can be obtained by filing a workers' compensation claim.
Recently, three construction workers suffered injuries when they fell off a nearly completed train exhibit at the Discovery Park of America. The accident happened at around 5 p.m. The men were employed by Allen Searcy Construction Company, and they were trying to complete the train exhibit before the park's opening day. This accident may cause some of the men to miss work and lose out on the income they need to pay for their living expenses.
Fortunately, none of the workers are believed to have suffered injuries that were life threatening. However, it was necessary to airlift two of the injured men from the accident scene by helicopter to the hospital. The third man was also taken to the hospital. However, he was only placed under observation to be sure that his injuries were not more severe than they appeared.
When a Tennessee worker has a family who depends on him or her for income to cover their living expenses, construction injuries or death can be extremely difficult to overcome. Not only must families pay for the medical bills, but they must also find a way to make ends meet without the working income of this family member. This is why state-sponsored workers' compensation insurance exists to help workers and families facing such circumstances.
Source: stategazette.com, Accident at Discovery Park sends three to hospital, No author, Nov. 1, 2013