Two workers were injured when a roofing assembly fell from a crane, pinning them to the ground and putting one of them on trauma alert, Space Coast Daily reported. The incident happened on Nov. 23 in Viera, Florida. According to Brevard County Fire Rescue, the accident occurred at a hotel under construction on Metfield Drive. When BCFR crews arrived, several workers were attempting to free the trapped laborers. The worker who was put on trauma alert was airlifted to a local hospital. There was no information available about the condition of the other victim.
According to Click Orlando, the accident is still under investigation, with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration involved. Construction is one of the most dangerous professions. Over one-fifth of workplace fatalities happen in construction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In 2018, there were 199,100 injuries, with 118,400 of them involving days away from work, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs relating to your injuries as well as compensation for time away from work.
Most employers in the United States are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This covers employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation pays for medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, and other expenses related to a workplace injury as determined by state law. Often insurance companies will attempt to deny your claim by saying your expenses are not related to the injury or that the trauma was not work-related. Fighting back against insurance companies means navigating complex legal maneuvers. With an experienced attorney on your side, you are likely to win an average of three times as much as if you filed your claim unrepresented. At Morgan & Morgan, we have over 30 years of experience winning workers the compensation they deserve. To see what options you have in filing your claim, fill out a free case evaluation to get started.