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Worker falls 30 feet and hurts back in job site injury

It is fairly common for a job site injury to occur on construction projects in Tennessee. This is due, in part, to the fact that construction workers typically work at great heights and around heavy machinery on a daily basis. A recent construction accident in another state resulted in a job site injury and landed a worker in the hospital.

The accident occurred in October in the downtown area of a city. A 33-year-old construction worker had climbed to the third floor of the site via a ladder, only to fall when a piece plywood did not support his weight, according to the site foreman. He plummeted around three stories -- 30 feet -- and landed on the ground.

First responders from the Jersey City Fire Department quickly arrived and began treatment of the injured worker. The worker complained of back pain. He was taken to a local medical center, where he received an initial diagnosis indicating that he had suffered a possible mid-back fracture.

Whether at a construction site or another job location, a worker in Tennessee who suffers a job site injury has the right to file a workers' compensation claim. When successfully navigated, this type of claim can often help recoup some of the financial losses that an injured worker may have incurred due to an accident, such as lost pay from missed time while recovering, as well as medical expenses and related costs. Workers in similar situations typically choose to consult an experienced attorney to help them with the claims process.

Source: nj.com, "Construction worker OK after falling 3 stories in Jersey City, hospital says", Patrick Villanova, Oct. 6, 2015

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