When dealing with work-related injuries, it's important to look not only short-term, but also long-term when fighting for your rightful compensation.
Two workers were injured Wednesday afternoon in an explosion at an AK Steelplant in Butler County.
An AK Steel spokeswoman said the 1:30 p.m. accident sent an employee of Butler Works to UPMC-Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh for the treatment of burns. Another worker was treated at the scene for minor burns. The worker flown to Pittsburgh did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, according to AK Steel.
The incident is being investigated.
It's such an unfortunate accident...and it resulted in injuries that could impact this employee for years and years to come. As we all know, treatment and recovery from burn injuries can take much longer than anticipated.
Since these injuries could be impacting this employee long-term, we must view his rightful compensation in the long term. It won't just be factoring his wages lost, medical expenses, and other financial burdens, but also how this will affect the employee long down the road from now.
We would work diligently with this injured employee to ensure that he receives his full, rightful compensation.
If you have suffered a workplace injury, call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485 or visit us at Loneylaw.com. We are ready to fight for you.