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Employee injured following toll booth accident


West Virginia residents understand the importance of the turnpike. The roadway makes it easier and faster to get to their destination, especially when they are traveling a long distance. Drivers are aware that they have to stop at a toll booth to pay for access on the road and witness toll booth attendants serving numerous drivers as they drive through. Attendants working the booths often encounter risks working near moving vehicles, so when an accident occurs near the toll booth, the workers could suffer an injury.

West Virginia State Police are investigation a recent accident that took place on the turnpike at a toll booth. The accident resulted in one worker suffering minor injuries, although the attendant was not in the booth at the time of the accident. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. when a military truck that was hauling construction equipment struck a booth. The load the truck was carrying was apparently too wide to fit through the designated lane it was traveling through.

The collision resulted in damage to the booth and the injuries of a worker. The worker was standing near the booth at the time of the accident. The injuries were described as minor, but the on-the job-injury could affect the workers ability to work. The employee could file a workers' compensation not only for lost wages but also for any medical bills that resulted from the accident.

Some accidents are very unexpected and could be unrelated directly to the work an employee does. A worker injured following a workplace accident should understand the necessary steps that could be taken in order to receive compensation and take the necessary time off the recover from the work injuries.

Source: WOWKTV, "Toll booth damaged in accident on WV Turnpike," July 10, 2013

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