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Worker caught between trains might need workers' compensation

Workplace injuries are, unfortunately, common in Pennsylvania. This is true no matter what kind of job a person does. People who work in an office or perform their duties under sedentary circumstances can be injured just as often as people who work in physical jobs. However, those who are around heavy equipment, need to make lifting movements to go about their duties, must use heavy tools, or are around vehicles are in daily jeopardy of being injured in a workplace accident. These incidences often result in injuries and fatalities.

A worker may need to do just that after he was injured when he was caught between train cars and a vehicle. The incident occurred at a cement plant and resulted in a train derailing. The accident happened just after 12 p.m. The man, a conductor, was exiting the train when a vehicle that moves train cars - known as a shuttle wagon - hit him. Two of the cars derailed after the crash. The man was trapped, and first responders needed to use the jaws of life to get him loose. He was hospitalized. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

No one expects to be injured on the job when they go to work. However, it is an unfortunate reality that accidents can happen in any kind of job and can spark injuries that require treatment and hospitalization. Oftentimes these injuries leave workers unable to return to their job for a significant period of time. This can result in medical expenses, lost wages, and extensive physical and financial worries. Workers' compensation benefits can help a worker make ends meet and acquire needed medical treatment. Often, there is a dispute as to the extent of the injuries and how long the worker should be off the job and receiving benefits. Although workers' compensation benefits are in place to cover these losses, that does not mean that the process of recovering those benefits is always a smooth.

A man who was working as a conductor on a train was caught between cars near a cement plant and injured. After he was freed, he was hospitalized. As he recovers and the investigation into the accident moves forward, he must make certain he is protected and obtains the benefits to which he is entitled. Calling a law firm that is experienced in helping people who have been injured or became ill on the job and need workers' compensation benefits is a strong first step toward recovering those benefits.

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