As this blog often notes, accidents can happen at any kind of workplace, and they can injure even the most experienced employees. The workers' compensation system provides a way for injured workers to pay for medical expenses and other costs after an accident. In the event of a fatal accident, workers' compensation benefits can help the worker's family.
Workplace accidents often happen in seconds. A worker is operating a machine or feeding metal or wood into the machine when suddenly, the machine traps an arm or leg. Quick action is often the difference between life and death when a workplace accident occurs. Two Rockland police officers have been credited with taking quick action that saved the life of a machine operator whose arm had been severed by the machine he was operating.