Both Workers Remain Hospitalized At University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Two mine workers were injured Wednesday, December 4th in the afternoon hours while working in an underground at Arch Materials (Clermont County) on OH-276.
Reportedly, the two employees were working 1.5 miles underground in a specialized metal cage when it was crushed by a 3-5 foot rock with both men still inside.
Colleagues on the surface made calls to 911 which promptly dispatched rescue helicopters. Meanwhile, the men within the crushed cage reported heavy injuries to medical teams on the surface. Both victims were extricated and airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Trauma Center for treatment.
The identity of the employees has not been released, though one of them is believed to be just 20 years old. Rogers Group, the parent company operating the mine, had not offered any comment at the time of this writing.
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A regular contributor at The Legal Herald and experienced industrial injury attorney at BanvilleLaw.com, Laurence Banville shared the following insight for those who may find themselves in similar circumstances:
“All persons employed in the United States should understand that if they suffered an injury while on the job, they have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim. This holds true even when the incident was the victim’s fault; no matter the circumstances, this legal option is likely on the table.
Even in the most high-risk jobs, including the construction and industrial sectors, workers’ injuries are covered by an insurance policy that employers are required by law to pay. If an employer chooses not to purchase this coverage, they open themselves to lawsuits.
Regrettably the worker’s compensation system can be very complex for those who have not experienced it before and, if a claim is not properly filed the first time, it can receive a reduced compensation or even be completely denied. This is due to the fact that it is insurance companies who pay out the policies, and they often employ all kinds of tactics to prevent a full payout.
And yet, even when insurance policies pay out completely, the amount may not be enough to cover all the damages. For these reasons, enlisting the help of an industrial accident attorney can prove vital.
A lawyer will know the worker’s comp system in and out, and be able to combat all of the insurance company’s tactics. Moreover, if there is a possibility of filing a lawsuit to achieve further compensation for the victims and their loved ones, an attorney will be able to determine this as well.
Perhaps most importantly, the right attorney will handle all the communication and paperwork while the victims can concentrate on what’s important – getting back on their feet.”
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