Workplace accidents are devastatingly common. According to statistics from The United States Department of Labor, over 4,405 workers were killed on the job in a recent 12-month period. This number fluctuates, often matching or exceeding that amount every year. When a person dies in a workplace accident, they often leave behind a devastated family that fights to reconcile with emotional and financial torment. It is important for surviving family and loved ones to know that they do have rights.
Filing a Wrongful Death Suit
Whenever a person dies in the workplace, the first order of business is to find the cause of death and whether or not the death was caused by some form of negligence on behalf of the workplace. A death in the workplace is often the result of some form of negligence in the workplace. Tragically, regulations are often in place to ensure any kind of workplace accident or fatality is prevented, but they are not always followed.
The death of a loved can leave a family searching for answers. Beyond the emotional strife, a family will often find themselves confronting insurmountable, unexpected costs. Such costs often include medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost employee benefits of the deceased, and lost wages of the deceased – particularly in cases where the deceased is the main provider. Surviving family members and loved ones could be entitled to compensation related to these costs and more through a wrongful death suit.
With wrongful death cases, time is of the absolute highest priority. Acting early could very well mean the difference between paying many costs out of pocket and creating a terrible financial situation. Don’t wait.
If you have lost a family member or loved one to a wrongful death in a workplace accident, contact an experienced lawyer who could fight for you. Call the law offices of Andres & Berger, P.C. at 856.437.4080 today to schedule your consultation or contact online.