Workplace accidents happen, but when they are caused by neglect or safety problems, you may be able to seek additional compensation to help you cover the costs associated with your injuries. A workplace accident could leave you injured and unable to work; you shouldn't have to worry about your finances while you recover. If you find yourself struggling, you may want to look into ways to claim workers' compensation.
A report from Dec. 31 might be of interest to Maryland readers familiar with Save-A-Lot stores. According to the news reports, there were two men working in a distribution center when an incident occurred that left them injured. The Save-A-Lot distribution center had allegedly been going through routine maintenance, and the men were working on a piece of equipment when they were injured.
The injuries and states of the men were not given due to privacy laws, but one of the workers had to be airlifted to a hospital for the treatment of his injuries. The second worker was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Now, Save-A-Lot is expected to be participating in an internal investigation to determine the cause of the accident and to discover anything that may have led to the injuries.
If you're injured at work, you may end up with disabling injuries, pain and suffering, and financial difficulties due to being unable to work and having mounting medical bills. If your job is the cause of your injury, you should be able to claim compensation to help you cover your expenses while you heal from your injury.