Recently, in a state near Arizona, two workers dies while working on a highway after a car crossed the median from the opposite lane of traffic. The vehicle struck and killed the two workers, both employees of a concrete company. The driver of the vehicle, who was treated and released from a hospital, now faces criminal charges in connection with this collision. However, police continue their investigation and will check over the car itself in order to make sure mechanical problems did not contribute to the accident.
A worker recently lost his life at a plant in a state bordering Arizona because high-grade cable snapped suddenly, striking him in the head. His co-worker lost his leg in the incident, but his exact condition is not known.
We have at many times in this blog described what types of injuries Arizona workers can sustain to file for workers' compensation benefits. The short answer is that a wide variety of workplace injuries may render an employee eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
A relatively recent Arizona court case may present challenges for employees who sustain multiple workplace injuries in a single accident. In this case, a workplace accident caused injuries to a man's knee and ankle. The man sought workers' compensation benefits, and the employer agreed in principle to cover them.