When an individual in Colorado or elsewhere is injured on the job, the response time for treatment could make a significant difference in the outcome of the situation. However, with many workers operating in areas that are difficult to reach, those who suffer a serious workplace injury may be forced to wait to receive care. A man in another state was recently injured on the fifth floor of a construction project, causing emergency responders to have difficulty extracting him from the building.
According to reports, officials were notified of the injury on a recent Tuesday morning. The man was reportedly operating on the fifth floor of the building at the time, and upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders began to experience certain hardships in extracting the man from the building due to inactive elevators. They were eventually able to place him on a stretcher and rush him to a local hospital for treatment for a traumatic injury.
Although the nature of the accident that lead to his injuries is unclear, officials have likely launched an investigation into the matter. When an individual suffers serious injuries, timing is of the essence, and any delay in treatment could prove devastating. If workplace conditions do not allow for swift response, the injured party could be subjected to an unnecessary amount of pain and suffering.
Along with the physical and emotional pain involved, those who suffer a serious workplace injury may also face financial hardships that can be just as challenging to overcome. When facing similar circumstances, an individual may be entitled to compensation through the state-regulated workers’ compensation system, but the process can be complex. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Colorado could obtain advice on every available option, as well as assistance in pursuing the compensation deserved through the necessary outlets.
Source: wsvn.com, “Man severely injured at Sunny Isles Beach construction site“, Aug. 29, 2017