Last Updated: 7/13/2020
The accident took place on the morning of Thursday, November 21st on a construction site located at 14241 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.
The victim became pinned under some lumber which reportedly fell on him. After several minutes, some of the victim’s colleagues were able to free him and commenced CPR under the direction of a 911 operator. Emergency responders from LAFD arrived soon after and were able to provide advanced life support.
The victim was transported with severe injuries to a local hospital for treatment. No additional updates have been provided by officials regarding the victim’s health or their identity.
The help of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team was dispatched to the scene to assist and support the workers who were present during the traumatic incident.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson has experience as a work accident attorney. We interviewed Bobby about the legal rights of someone who has suffered injuries at an industrial workplace:
“Many incorrectly assume that construction workers do not have a right to compensation if they are injured on the job. While the worker chooses to do the job that they know is dangerous, they still have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim. Employers are required to pay for insurance coverage for all of their employees.” Said Thompson
“Another issue is that insurance companies will often reduce or even flat out deny benefits to workers who file. This practice is one of the ways that insurance companies remain profitable. An attorney can often help by negotiating with the insurance company to ensure proper benefits are paid out for victims.” Thompson added.