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Worker trapped under loader in workplace accident

It is always important to remember that families are often affected when someone is injured. A worker that is hurt on the job may be unable to financially support his or her family for the duration of their recovery. Many Maryland construction workers understand and respect these risks of when working among dangerous equipment. Even still, sometimes unforeseen circumstances result in a workplace accident all the same.

One such construction worker recently had to be taken to the hospital after reportedly being severely injured on the job. According to officials, the man in question was working on a construction site around 12:00 p.m. when a skid loader somehow overturned and trapped him beneath. Rescue crews managed to arrive and free the man shortly after they arrived.

The man primarily required attention to his legs which were apparently greatly injured by the incident. No reason was given for the sudden overturning of the skid loader. The report also did not state whether or not police would be filing any charges against anyone or if the accident was even still under investigation.

Thankfully, Maryland workers generally have a legitimate workers' compensation claim if they are hurt on the job. In some cases, however, the insurance provider might attempt to avoid paying an injured worker's compensation or complicate matters by providing sponsored doctors that will try to deem a person fit for work while they are still in poor shape. Should an employee that has been injured by a workplace accident have such an experience, then he or she may desire to seek outside assistance so as to help make matters less strenuous to deal with.

Source:, "Construction worker injured on job near Pottstown," July 22, 2013

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