There are many different things that can happen when a person is at work. Accidents of all sorts are possible. For people who work in the logging industry, there are very unique risks. Many of these injuries are catastrophic. In fact, some are fatal. Logging has a very high rate of fatalities that plague the industry.
We understand the hazards that these hardworking men and women face. We know how devastating these injuries can be and how much they can impact the worker and his or her family. The impacts don’t stop at just having to see their loved ones in this state. Instead, they extend to having to live a new lifestyle and learning to make ends meet without the income.
Loggers who are employed by a company do have the option of filing for workers’ compensation. Unless someone who is an independent contractor has purchased workers’ compensation for themselves, they wouldn’t be able to file.
It is imperative that people who work in this industry understand how to remain safe at work. If there is an accident and you are the person who is hurt, you should seek medical care right away. This can help you to find out what type of medical treatment you need so that you can get going.
If you are unable to work, you need to file for workers’ compensation coverage so that you might be able to get partial wage replacement to help you cover your bills. You should also look into other benefits that you might be able to get from workers’ compensation.