Suffering serious injuries in an on-the-job accident can be a harrowing experience. The fallout of such an incident could leave a person in Georgia facing a need for long-term or permanent medical care, which can be a substantial financial burden. A man is reportedly in critical condition after he fell more than 50 feet during a recent construction accident in a neighboring state.

The accident reportedly occurred just before 1 p.m. on a recent Monday at a construction site along an interstate bridge. For reasons unknown, the man suddenly fell off the side of the bridge and to the ground below. Although emergency responders say he was still conscious after the fall, he was rushed to a medical facility for treatment of critical injuries.

Although an investigation into the incident is likely underway, no further details were provided as to how it might have occurred. Even with the necessary safety gear and equipment in place, a fall from similar heights can have disastrous consequences. With the extensive costs associated with medical care, those who suffer major injuries in such an incident may be left facing a seemingly insurmountable financial hurdle.

Those who suffer serious injuries in a construction accident may also be faced with the prospect of a lengthy recovery period, and the loss of income might do little to help the situation. Upon experiencing a similar circumstance, a person in Georgia may be eligible to receive financial aid through the workers’ compensation insurance system. Since this can be a complex process, a person could find it helpful to consult with an attorney early on for assistance in pursuing the full amount of compensation achievable.