Job site injuries can range from a simple paper cut to a severe laceration that requires hospital care. When construction sites are involved, the stakes are even higher, and a simple mistake on the job could lead to death. This is the unfortunate reality that many Tennessee residents face every single day on the job, yet they continue to show up for work in order to make the money they need to support their families. That is why, when a job site injury does occur, many workers are covered by state-sponsored workers' compensation insurance, so they can get the medical care they need without losing the ability to care for the loved ones who are relying on their financial support.
Recently, a state worker suffered a very serious job site injury when his colleague hit him with a vehicle. According to investigators, the man's co-worker backed a vehicle over the top of him. The man was immediately airlifted to the hospital in order to receive treatment for his injuries.
The worker, who is employed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, suffered his injuries while on the job. He was working on Highway 412 in Crocket County at the time. Fortunately, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the worker's injuries were non-critical, and he is expected to recover. Still, it is unknown whether he may suffer any kind of permanent disability as a result of the incident.
Tennessee employees who suffer a job site injury may be entitled to pursue workers' compensation benefits. In many cases, the process of obtaining benefits is fairly straightforward. However, there are strategies that injured employees can utilize to maximize the chances that they will receive the highest level of financial compensation possible. This compensation can become a vital lifeline of support so that hurt workers can continue to put food on the table while getting necessary medical care, so they can get back to work as soon as possible.
Source: wbbjtv.com, Incident on Highway 412 Injures One State Worker, No author, Dec. 19, 2013