In Ohio, certain jobs carry a natural amount of risk. Workers who are in risky occupations should be cognizant of the possibility that they may suffer workplace injuries. If they are injured in a workplace accident, workers' compensation benefits can be essential to help them get treatment and make ends meet until they are able to get back to work.
Recently in Cleveland, a man working road construction was hit by a truck and seriously injured. The truck drove through the barrier designed to protect workers and into the work zone, where it hit the worker. The worker was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries witnesses described as serious. News reports did not list his officially reported condition.
Being hit by a vehicle while working can do substantial damage. There can be broken bones, cuts, spinal cord damage, brain injuries and much more. These injuries will inevitably lead to massive medical expenses, lost time on the job and the need for extended care. Workers' compensation benefits are meant to help those who have been injured on the job pay for their treatment, survive while they are unable to work and concentrate on their health.
In some cases, there could be a disagreement as to the scope of the injuries and how long the worker should be out. Even in clear cut cases, it is important to have protection with legal assistance. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you should contact an attorney to assist you with a workers' compensation claim.