Anytime someone is working there is a possibility that the person might suffer a workplace injury. This is true whether one is working on a weekday or weekend. A man who was injured one weekend earlier this month in Monessen, Pennsylvania, knows this all too well.
The man was working at the ArcelorMittal coke plant located in the Pennsylvania community when the incident occurred. Though the plant has been "hot idle" status for several years, operations are slated to being again soon. It is unclear just what the worker was doing at the time of the injury. Though the nature of the man's injuries is unknown, according to the Manager of External Communications for ArcelorMittal, he is expected to recover.
During the period of recovery is it possible that the man will be unable to work. In situations like this it doesn’t take long for expenses to quickly mount. This is particularly true when one needs to seek medical treatment. Fortunately, many workers have the option for filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are designed to cover the expenses that arise as a result of the injury.
Nearly every employer in the state of Pennsylvania is required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Initial claims for benefits are not always accepted however and even when they are, the amount of compensation provided may not be sufficient. These are just a couple of reasons why someone seeking these benefits might decide to work with a lawyer who regularly handles such matters.
Source: Trib LIVE, “Coke plant worker injured on the job,” Rick Bruni Jr., April 10, 2014