Police officers face a variety of different obstacles as they complete their work-related tasks. The act of responding to another accident can potentially put their lives at risk as they rush to help. Unfortunately, a member of the California Highway Patrol was recently injured in a work accident.
The incident reportedly happened just after 10:40 p.m. on a day in mid-September. According to reports, the 50-year-old man was responding to a different accident at the time. He reportedly veered toward an exit, causing his motorcycle to strike a median. The impact threw him from the motorcycle.
The police officer was transported to the hospital by helicopter. Though his identity was not released in the immediate aftermath of the crash, a spokesperson from CHP reported that he was in stable condition following the accident. The accident caused road closures for several hours.
All occupations hold some degree of risk of injury despite the many different safety regulations in place in almost all workplaces in California and across the country. Because of this, and the potential financial consequences those injured in a work accident may face due to medical expenses and lost wages, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. The aftermath of an accident can be hectic, prompting many victims to ask an experienced professional to help them seek fair compensation, which allows them to focus on their overall recovery. Often, this insurance can cover a variety of different expenses, including the cost of retraining should injuries prevent a worker from continuing in the same employment.