March 12, 2013
A 26-year-old man was injured after an Austin Construction Accident. Reports from Hilltop Views indicate the incident occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, at the site of the new Munday Library on the campus of St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.
A spokesman for the Travis County Emergency medical service, Warren Hassinger, explained the worker was standing on a scaffolding platform when an angle grinder accidentally cut him on the leg.
The two-inch gash was serious enough for witnesses and first responders to not allow the man to walk off the scaffolding. Instead, he was lowered to the ground over the course of an hour using a set of three ladders. He was then taken to a local hospital in order to receive treatment to his injury.
The victim is expected to make a full recovery.
Accidents like this can often leave workers wondering what to do if they are ever injured on-the-job. The Austin Personal Injury Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers are experienced in handling this type of case.
The firm says the most important thing to remember is to get medical assistance for any injuries. Once care has been received, a victim should discuss their case with a qualified attorney to determine if their injury was the result of negligence or a simple accident. This determination is vital when deciding how a case should be handled.