Kansas residents know that some professions are more dangerous than others. However, when one is a construction worker, the worker is often exposed to unfamiliar surroundings. This fact, coupled with the dangerous nature of construction in general can sometimes lead to serious accidents and injuries.
Recently, a construction worker was badly injured while working on a job at a college university campus. The construction worker had to be taken away in an ambulance after he fell from a basket lift. Luckily, the worker was wearing a harness which kept him from falling and hitting the ground.
As one can see, construction accidents can happen at any time and any place. Even the most organized and secure construction site can give way to accidents. Even when an individuals is using extreme care and caution, construction site injuries can occur. It is for this reason that employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If a worker is injured on the job, the insurance company will likely pay for the injured workers’ medical expenses, as well as additional permanent disability benefits if the injuries prevent the worker from ever returning to his normal duties.
Insurance companies may fight the payment of benefits, as not all injuries are covered under workers compensation. Injuries suffered while driving to or from work are typically not covered, as well as some injuries that are suffered while not performing one’s regular work duties. Experienced legal professionals are available to make sure any Kansas resident who as suffered an injury on the job receives all the benefits to which they are entitled.
Source: Fox 6 News, “Construction worker injured in accident at UA“, Sept. 5, 2013