Accidents in the workplace happen every day. Some may be life-changing, or even fatal, and no worker or worker’s family should have to deal with the implications of a workplace tragedy on their own. If you were injured in the workplace, contact a work injury attorney to discuss your options and possible compensation.
A Workplace Tragedy in Maryland
A man who was working on a farm in Preston, Maryland, was seriously electrocuted when a piece of machinery struck live power lines, according to WBOC-16. The man was working on a grain silo just after 10 a.m. on December 3, 2012.
A steel cable swung into the power lines and the electricity then ran through the cable and connected to the crane with which the worker was in contact.
Turner was unconscious when officials arrived at the scene. He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Easton for treatment. He regained consciousness by early afternoon the same day as the accident. Officials expect him to make a full recovery.
The incident is under investigation. Investigators are working in cooperation with the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Division of Labor and Industry.
Getting Help after a Workplace Injury
There are three things you can do after you have suffered a workplace injury. First, you should notify your supervisor and/or your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) representative. Even if your injury seems minor at first, it is important to report it because it could become more sever over time.
You also need to make sure you receive immediate and adequate medical attention. Again, even if your injuries seem minor it is important to take this step.
Finally, contact a work injury attorney familiar with work injury law, Workers’ Compensation and cases similar to your own for help filing a claim for workers’ comp to recover lost wages and medical bills. Contact a work injury attorney at Gacovino, Lake & Associates today for a free consultation about your work injury. Call us at: 1-800-246-4878.