Can you imagine the amount of fear and pain this worker experienced? It was just a normal work day...same old, same old, and then an accident occurs that will forever alter his life.
Authorities say an employee of a Ohio company is hospitalized with injuries to his back and legs after a slab of granite weighing more than half a ton fell on him.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says a 24-year-old employee of United Stone International of Oakwood Village, Ohio, was helping to unload a 1,200-pounds slab of granite Monday morning at The Granite Shop in the town of Wheatfield when it broke loose from its mount.
Deputies say the worker was able to jump partially out of the way but was knocked out when the slab pinned him. Emergency crews freed the man and took him by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.
The physical injuries sound terrible...but also imagine the mental and emotional trauma suffered due to this accident.
Will this hard-working individual every look at a workday as a "normal" workday anymore? Probably not...especially any time soon.
It's important that this employee is represented fairly and well, and get his full, rightful compensation. We would step in and look not only short-term in terms of compensation, but also, long-term to ensure that any lingering effects from this accidents are properly compensated for.
If you've been injured while on the job, call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. Let us sit down and visit with you...go over your claim with you...and then together, we can find the proper routes to ensure you get you your rightful compensation!