When a woman arrived at an out-of-state construction site to pick up her boyfriend, her plan had been to pick him up for lunch. The boyfriend, a construction worker, was helping to build a new genetics center. However, she was unaware that he had suffered a job site injury until she noticed an ambulance and had not caught sight of him. Tennessee workers who suffer an injury at work are entitled to workers' compensation.
The accident took place in early June. The man had been working with another worker to connect rigging when a strap that was supporting a beam suddenly snapped, which caused the beam to collapse on the worker's leg. He was rushed to the emergency room to treat the catastrophic injury. Doctors would end up amputating the worker's leg roughly three inches above his knee.
The man is recuperating back at his home in Fargo. He says he still deals with the pain every day and experiences trouble with daily tasks, such as going upstairs or showering. He is currently contemplating whether to get a prosthetic leg while he waits for the OSHA investigation to be completed.
Anyone injured on the job is fully within their legal rights to seek legal advice and assistance. In the case of this job site injury, the worker is entitled to submit a workers' compensation claim as he seeks to recoup some of the financial losses incurred due to lost pay and medical bills. In the state of Tennessee, an experienced workers' compensation lawyer can help individuals with similar types of legal claims.
Source: mitchellrepublic.com, "Fargo man considers legal action after losing leg in construction accident", By Katie Nelson, June 29, 2016