Virginia Beach, VA (February 2, 2021) – One person was hospitalized following a workplace accident in the Virginia Beach area on Tuesday morning. Just after 9:40 a.m., on February 2, the Virginia Beach Police Department and firefighters were called to assist at the site of an accident on Outerbridge Quay in the Charlestowne Lakes South area.
Reports from authorities show that a maintenance worker was performing duties of their job at a sewage pump house located in the 900 block of Outerbridge Quay. For unknown reasons, the man fell down approximately 30-feet into the dry well.
The Virginia Beach Fire Department’s Technical Recuse Team was able to immobilize the man in order to extricate him from the well while using a haul system coupled with a confined space immobilization device. The man was then transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for the treatment of injuries. At this time, the cause of the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the man who was injured in this accident. We hope for his fast and full recovery.
Workplace Accidents in Virginia
Every year, thousands of people across the state of Virginia are injured while on the job. These accidents are often a result of unsafe conditions, inadequate safety measures, or other acts of negligence. In many cases, vulnerable workers sustain brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones, all of which require extensive medical treatment. Not only are injured workers left with unbearable pain and suffering, but they are unable to return to work for an extended time.
The financial impacts of lost wages and medical expenses not only pose challenges for victims but their families as well. Many workers are unaware of the legal options available to them after being harmed on the job. When victims sustain injuries in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is imperative that they reach out to a workplace accident attorney in Virginia as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after being harmed in an accident.
When victims are harmed in workplace accidents, Attorney Ron Kramer at Virginia Beach Law Firm helps them get the justice they deserve. Our team at VABeachLaw.com strives to help accident victims maximize their recoveries after being harmed in collisions. We investigate accidents for those harmed and put together solid legal claims that ensure they are in the best position possible to get the justice they deserve. We use our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of personal injury laws in Virginia to aggressively negotiate full and fair settlements so our clients are able to get the medical treatment they need, cover lost wages, and tend to various other financial obligations they face moving forward. If you were injured in an accident on the job as a result of another person’s actions, do not wait. Contact our Virginia Beach personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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