Construction workers’ accidents — the ever-present risk


The construction industry is dangerous. Regardless of how many safety precautions are taken, construction workers’ accidents are relatively common. The Los Angeles Fire Department recently rushed to a work site at which a construction worker almost lost his life. The quick responses of co-workers helped, and rescuers rushed the victim to a hospital where he is now fighting for his life.

Few details about the cause of the accident were reported. A spokesperson for the LAFD said the worker became trapped under a load of lumber. The incident is regarded as an unfortunate work-related accident. Reportedly, the accident occurred at around 9 a.m. on a recent Thursday. Co-workers managed to free the trapped man after a few minutes.

After a call to 911, co-workers followed the instruction of the dispatcher to perform CPR. This helped to keep the victim alive until the first responders arrived to take over. The injured worker was transported to a trauma center in grave condition. Details about the type and severity of his injuries were not reported, but without the quick response of co-workers, he might have lost his life.

Victims of construction workers’ accidents in Los Angeles and across California are typically eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The claims process could seem daunting, but help is available. An attorney who has experience in navigating workers’ compensation benefits claims can provide the necessary support and guidance. Typical compensation covers medical expenses, including therapy and rehabilitation, along with a percentage of lost wages. In cases in which injuries cause disabilities, additional benefits might be awarded.

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