Many individuals experience varying levels of danger while at work on a daily basis. From airline pilots to race car drivers, sometimes a certain level of exposure to risk is to be expected. Due to work conditions and heavy machinery, Tennessee construction workers take their health -- and sometimes, their lives -- in their hands every day. However, when they are hurt at work, they are legally entitled to file a workers' compensation claim.
A construction accident occurred recently in Chattanooga that injured one worker. The accident occurred on a recent Wednesday morning in May. The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration Department (TOSHA) is currently investigating the accident.
A worker who was aiding in a road-widening project, was reportedly injured at the construction site that morning, according to a Tennessee DOT spokeswoman. The man suffered serious injuries when one of his legs was hurt by a track hoe, a spokesman for the Chattanooga Fire Department said. The worker was transported to a local medical center, where his current condition is unknown.
A construction accident can leave an employee injured and unable to continue with his or her job. The victim deserves to be compensated for the full extent of all financial losses, including missed work, medical bills and rehabilitation needs. As do all other Tennessee workers, construction workers who are hurt at work deserve a complete financial and physical recovery. Many victims choose to consult experienced workers' compensation attorneys to assist them in submitting their claims and pursuing recovery of the maximum available benefits.
Source: newschannel9.com, "Construction worker injured in Chattanooga", May 18, 2016