Whether a person works in an office setting, is a delivery driver, or has a job that requires manual labor, a workplace accident can occur that results in serious injuries or death. Such an incident, involving a Massachusetts man, occurred recently and resulted in fatal head trauma, according to a local news report. The man worked for a company that installs pavement markings and road signs and was fatally injured during his evening shift.
The worker was standing on a loading dock platform as a tractor trailer was backing into the loading bay. He lost his footing on the platform and fell between the loading dock and the bumper of the tractor-trailer. The man suffered severe head trauma and had significant bleeding. Paramedics were not able to save him, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer has not been criminally charged and had valid driver’s licenses at the time of the accident. Both state police and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.
The Catastrophic Consequences of Workplace Injuries
No matter how a workplace accident occurs, the consequences can be significant and life-altering for many injured victims and their loved ones. Death of a relative can leave a family without a source of income, making a tragic situation even more difficult and painful.
In situations where workplace injuries do not result in death but instead in significant and often permanent injuries, the consequences can be devastating to both the worker and any loved ones who depend on that person. Such consequences include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Long-term or even life-long medical treatment, including frequent visits to the doctor, physical therapy and other types of rehabilitation;
• The need to permanently rely on someone else to complete life’s daily tasks;
• Loss of income;
• Medical expenses that never seem to end; and
• The possibility that an injured worker may never be able to earn an income again.
Regardless of how severe an injury is, and whether or not that injury is permanent, the inability to work and make a living make life extremely difficult for family members and loved ones. Other family members may need to find other sources of income and may turn to government assistance to make ends meet. This may be especially true with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and head trauma. The inability to regain full cognitive, emotional, motor and other functions can permanently disable a person, drastically reducing their quality of life.
Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today For Your Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in the workplace, it is important that you understand what your legal rights and options. Additionally, some workplace accidents can involve a negligent third party, resulting in potential personal injury claims. However, all situations are unique and must be evaluated.
At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have more then 39 years of experience representing the rights and interests of injured individuals from all across Georgia. Whether you have been injured on the job, in a car accident, or any other type of accident involving personal injuries, our Georgia Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Attorneys fight hard for our clients to obtain for them the compensation they deserve under the law.
To schedule your free consultation, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333). You may also visit us online at www.montlick.com to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.
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