Two Workers Trapped on a Window-Washing Rig During Work Accident

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Why They Might Need an Odessa Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Do you like heights? Maybe you enjoy being able to see for miles above the skyline or the feeling of clean, fresh air on your face.

But do you trust the manufacturer who made whatever is protecting you from a plummet to solid ground? Two workers trusted their window-washing rig in Fort Worth, Texas, and were soon wishing they hadn’t.

According to NBCDFW, the two workers were suspended 15 stories up in the air for nearly two hours before another rig was used to rescue them. Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman, Mike Drivdahl, said one of the rig’s cables slipped, causing that side of the platform to fall a story below the other.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported. However, two hours is a long time to be huddled on the “safe side” of your scaffolding, with a cold, fall wind biting your face and hands. And as the wind sways your already broken scaffolding and you’re clinging to a questionable rail, you’re hoping the platform doesn’t slip further or break altogether.

Could you return to the same job after such an ordeal?

After this traumatic experience, these workers may be able to receive compensation. If you were involved in an accident at work, you may be able to get compensation too with the help of an Odessa workers’ comp lawyer.

News Flash: Your Job Shouldn’t Be Traumatizing

windows-being-cleanedThe workers involved in this traumatizing accident will likely have a hard time looking at a window-washing rig the same way ever again. They may even be dealing with emotional anguish, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If they are suffering from PTSD or if they can’t return to their previous job because of the trauma from this incident, they may be able to receive workers’ compensation.

When you can’t go to work, you can’t pay your bills, leading to even more stress and hardships.

Workers’ comp is a system that allows a worker to receive compensation if they were injured on the job or are suffering mental distress from a particular incident at work. While you do have to prove that your injury or trauma arose from a work-related event, workers’ comp benefits can supplement your lost wages, medical bills, therapy bills, and more.

If you have experienced a traumatic event or suffered physical injuries on the job, you have the right to seek compensation. Our Odessa workers’ comp lawyers at Robert White Attorney at Law have years of experience helping injured workers receive the compensation they deserve. We may be able to help you too.

Don’t let your employer leave you out on a ledge. Our law firm provides legal representation on a contingency-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we win for you.

Call our office today at (432) 580-5421 or fill out our free online case evaluation form for help with your workers’ compensation claim.