According to a recent article in The Los Angeles Times, a worker at the Salvation Army warehouse located in Pasadena, CA was injured when his arm became stuck in a conveyor belt. Pasadena firefighters were able to free the man after 30 minutes using rescue equipment and transported him to a local hospital.
Spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department, Lisa Derderian, said that it is not clear how the worker’s arm became caught in the conveyor belt. “We’re hoping [doctors] will be able to save the arm,” she said.
The incident is still under investigation by workplace health and safety officials.
Unfortunately, worksite accidents can occur for a variety of reasons that are not the fault of the injured worker. In California, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in the event that an employee suffers injury or worse while on the job in order to help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, or other financial losses. However, in some cases, insurance companies may attempt to offer inadequate compensation or even deny a worker’s injury claim all together in order to save money.
With the help of experienced legal representatives, injured workers can build a case against employers and insurance companies to obtain the legitimate benefits that they deserve. A skilled lawyer will prove whether employer negligence, defective machinery, or the reckless actions of another worker contributed to an injury accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a work-related accident, the Beverly Hills workers’ compensation lawyers at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley can review your case and help you understand your legal options. Please contact us at 213-514-8332 for a free consultation.