The agricultural industry reports the most on-the-job injuries out of all others in the United States. Accidents on farm equipment, employers violating labor laws, and inadequate training make agriculture extremely risky for farm workers. These are common compensable work injuries, what about obscure and strange workplace accidents?
Raleigh workers’ comp attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates discovered a range of odd on-the-job injuries that have been reported across the country:
- Lightning struck a gym teacher while they were sitting at a desk.
- A construction worker dropped a drill bit while falling from a ladder, landed face first on the tool, which punctured his eye and drilled through his skull. He survived. He lost his eye and now has two metal plates on his skull. Unfortunately, he was self-employed with no health insurance so he was not eligible for workers’ comp benefits to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
- A woman who was working at home tripped over her dog on her way to pick up business supplies in another room. Since she was injured while doing work-related tasks, her workers’ comp claim was approved—after first being denied.
If you know of a bizarre workplace accident, let us know! We’d love to feature unique workers’ comp cases here and help your friends and family with their claim if they need help with their workers’ comp claim.