According to a courierpress.com news report, a 47-year-old man from Loogootee, Indiana was recently injured while on the job in Daviess County. Reportedly, the man was working with others to release pressure on a gas line when the pipe being worked on hit the man in the upper arm. According to the article, the pipe’s threading gave way and, when combined with the pressurized gas, moved out of position, striking the man and resulting in a compound fracture of his left arm.
Thankfully, the man was stabilized and flown to Evansville hospital for further treatment. More details surrounding the incident were not made available; however, a more thorough investigation into the matter will undoubtedly take place. It is important for all work-related accidents and injuries, especially those involving pressurized gas, to be investigated in order to determine whether or not negligent action of some kind may have taken place.
If it is determined that negligence played a role in this man’s injury, he may be able to seek compensatory damages from the party deemed responsible for the incident. On the job injuries affect Pennsylvania residents much more often than they should. All instances of such injuries should be thoroughly examined by an experienced Central Pennsylvania injured at work attorney who will fight to ensure that the rights of the injured are not infringed upon in a court of law.
If you have been injured at work, your best course of action involves retaining the services of a skilled Pennsylvania injured at work attorney who will seek compensatory damages on your behalf. Employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with a safe work environment, and failing to follow state and federal work procedures should not be ignored. If you’ve sustained injury, please contact the attorneys at Anapol Weiss today by calling (866) 735-2792 for a free consultation of your on-the-job injury case.