According to Hawaii News, an electrical worker suffered serious injuries in an Aiea electrical accident this past week. Reports indicate that the incident occurred near the intersection of Mikalemi Street and Kinoole Place. The man was performing routine maintenance when the accident occurred, requiring hospitalization.
In most instances, when workers suffer on the job injuries, Hawaii workers compensation laws provide certain benefits. This may include the costs of medical care, lost wages and rehabilitation.
Although submitting a claim can be confusing – it is worth the effort to compile the needed documentation and paperwork. Employees are generally entitled to recover damages regardless of employer fault. Working with an experienced Hawaii personal injury attorney can help ease your mind and assist through the entire process, to ensure you obtain the benefits you are entitled to.
Additionally, in certain instances it may be possible to file a third party claim for damages, and often recover far more than is provided for under workers compensation laws. This may be the case where an outside contractor, or other party is responsible for the injuries sustained while working. A knowledgeable Hawaii injury attorney would be able to fully investigate an incident to determine the appropriate avenue to help an injured party recover the maximum amount of damages possible.
For more information, or if you have received an on the job injury, please contact the dedicated Hawaii personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate, confidential consultation.