September 16, 2014
DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — An industrial accident at Gerdau Steel Mill left one man severely injured. Just before noon on Monday, September 15, LifeEvac arrived on the scene to transport the injured young man to VCU Medical Center.
While the exact nature of the accident has not been reported, a news release from the company confirms that the man, an employee of the mill, sustained injuries to his leg while working in the company’s rail yard. The man was brought to the hospital in serious condition.
Gerdau Steel Mill is one of Dinwiddie County’s largest employers and tax payers; with 17 operational steel mills in the U.S. and Canada, as well as facilities in countries around the world.
Virginians injured on the job do not have to face challenges alone. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is an agency organized to deliver benefits to injured workers and provide protections from losses caused by on-the-job accidents and job-related illnesses.
However, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission cannot provide legal advice. Experienced Worker’s Compensation attorneys can help ensure comprehensive financial awards for their clients; including but not limited to lost wages, damages for permanent injures, vocational rehabilitation assistance, and/or death benefits for the families of workers killed on the job.
Worker’s Compensation claims must be reported to employers within thirty days of an injury and filed within two years in order to maintain eligibility for benefits.