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4 men may file injured worker claim after construction accident

Construction sites can be dangerous places for workers. One never knows when something unexpected will happen at a construction site in California. Four out-of-state workers experienced exactly this in a recent construction accident. This accident could potentially result in a future injured worker claim.

Four construction workers may end up filing an injured worker claim after the accident that occurred in mid-February. The construction crew was working on a tunnel when the incident occurred. Apparently, the four men were on an elevator shaft when the elevator shaft's wall collapsed. This caused the workers to fall 25 feet.

Luckily, none of the workers were killed in the incident. Although all four men suffered injuries, none of the injuries were considered life-threatening. The most serious injury suffered was a fractured arm, which required the injured worker to be carried out of the site. The other three workers were able to walk out by themselves but were then put onto backboards as a precautionary measure. Authorities are currently investigating the incident in order to determine what may have caused the wall to collapse suddenly.

Regardless of whether there were any safety violations or any other causes contributing to the incident, there is still a chance that one of the victims may end up filing an injured worker claim. This option is usually available for any worker who is injured in a workplace accident in California. On the other hand, the employer also has legal rights as well. An employer retains the right to choose to challenge a claim via a legal action.

Source: king5.com, "4 injured after wall collapses at SR 99 tunnel project", Feb. 12, 2015

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