An out-of-state construction worker was recently involved in a construction accident. The accident occurred on a recent Thursday in March, police said. When a Tennessee construction worker suffers a job site injury, the victim is legally entitled to file a workers' compensation claim.
The 29-year-old out-of-state man was struck by a piece of construction equipment. A front-end loader struck the worker while he was working at a job site at a residential development that was under construction, police said. He is currently in critical condition at a local medical center's I.C.U.
Local police said that the accident happened just before 2 p.m. while the man was operating the front-end loader. He got out of the machine to survey the construction area, and as he stood in front of the tractor, it began to roll forward, pinning him against a nearby concrete wall of a construction shaft. Another worker climbed into the machine and was able to back it off the man, who then went over the wall, landing on a bed of concrete around nine feet below. Local rescue crews managed to extricate the man from the construction shaft, and he was rushed to a local medical center. He broke both legs and, additionally, suffered several cuts and bruises.
The man will likely not be able to return to work for quite some time, and it is likely that he will be faced with the prospect of mounting medical and physical therapy bills. As he suffered a job site injury, he will likely choose to file a workers' compensation claim, which can help alleviate some of the financial setbacks typically associated with these kinds of injuries. To do so, many Tennessee residents choose to consult an experienced workers' compensation attorney to assist them with this process.
Source: lohud.com, "Worker critically injured in Rye construction accident", Matt Spillane, March 18, 2016