Though most workplaces try to implement as many safety precautions as believed necessary, unexpected accidents may still happen. Depending on the severity of the incident, employees may then face a serious work injury that not only causes physical injury but may keep them out of work due to a lengthy recovery period. One New Jersey man was recently injured after falling at a construction site.
The accident reportedly occurred at the Staples Warehouse in Plainfield. Officials said that the man was performing work on the roof of the building when it suddenly collapsed under him. The man fell onto a concrete slab 22 feet below. The cause of the collapse has yet to be determined.
The local fire department was first to respond to the scene, followed by the local police department. Reports indicate that the man suffered a serious head injury from the fall. He was taken to an area hospital via ambulance. His current status is unknown. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
When workers are hurt on the job, many choose to file for workers’ compensation. When successful, such claims typically provide monetary benefits that can be used to help pay for medical bills and any lost wages the employee may face. Anyone who has suffered a work injury could consult an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney to learn more about these claims as well as obtain assistance in filing them. Additionally, an attorney could provide further guidance and support for any future related legal proceedings.
Source: norwichbulletin.com, “Police: New Jersey man fell 22 feet in Plainfield industrial accident“, Sept. 12, 2017