Sharon, MA (July 12, 2018) – A metal worker in Sharon, Massachusetts was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after becoming trapped in a machine on Thursday morning. Rescue crews rushed to the scene at Industrial Metal Products minutes after receiving the initial call for assistance. There, they located the man trapped inside a machine that is used to load metal sheets. It is unclear how the man became trapped in the machine.
Workers used airbags to eventually free the man from the machine. Chest compressions were performed on site and the man was immediately transported by medical helicopter to a hospital in Norwood. He was conscious upon being loaded into the helicopter.
There is no word on the man’s condition at this time. Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident and no further details have been released.
Massachusetts Workplace Injuries
Some jobs bring more inherent danger than others. Physically demanding jobs such as road construction, and factory work pose special dangers of injury to workers. This accident is a sad reminder that many people literally put their lives on the line daily when they report to work to earn a living for themselves and their families.
In Massachusetts, if an employee is injured during the course and scope of their employment they can be eligible for certain benefits under our workers compensation laws. Workers compensation benefits include a portion of weekly wages, disability payments, as well as costs of medical treatment for the injuries sustained.
Not all workers compensation claims are disputed by the employer. Sometimes, however, a question arises regarding the specific injury. Typically, the issue is whether the employee was acting in the scope of their employment when the injury was sustained. Other times, the employer may question whether the injury was caused by activities at their workplace. Also, the employer may question the employee’s diagnosis or entitlement to specific benefits.
Workers compensation law is not a simple area. There is a very specific process to follow to ensure that a case makes its way through the system in a proper manner. Failure to file the proper documents or to give the correct notices immediately after an injury can result in your entire case being denied.
This is not something you should ever attempt to do on your own. To speak with an experienced Boston workers compensation attorney, call us at the The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today. Our number is 617-367-2900. We are standing by waiting for your call.
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