A medical helicopter carrying a CareFlite crew crashed Sunday morning on its way to pick up a patient. All three of the crew members on board suffered minor to moderate injuries. The accident occurred less than six miles from the airport where the patient was waiting. The cause of the accident was unknown. An ambulance was dispatched to bring the injured employees to a hospital.
Fortunately, this accident didn’t result in any lives lost and it could have been much worse than it was. However, some employees aren’t so lucky – each year employees are killed in transportation accidents while working. If you were injured on the job (or a family member was killed), you are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries.
Most employers have workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, which will pay for the necessary medical treatments, temporary disability and possibly permanent disability if you are unable to go back to work. In some specialized fields, there are other alternatives to workers’ compensation, such as black lung benefits for miners and special compensation for some injured maritime workers.
An alternate option for some people injured on the job is to file a lawsuit against the employer. That will not work in all cases, and an experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney can advise you on the best course of action to take in your case. If you are in Dallas, the employee accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm can help you with your worker’s compensation case or your personal injury lawsuit. Give us a call today at 866-986-1529 to learn more about our practice and how we can help.