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Workers' compensation possible following workplace accident

Many people in California are dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of their family. As a result, they work long, grueling hours to make certain that all their needs are met. Family members say that one man in another state who was recently killed in a workplace accident was such a person. While officials work to analyze the details of the accident, the man's family could qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits.

The accident occurred one morning in July. According to information provided by the man's family, the victim, an employee of Profile Industrial Packaging, was working on scaffolding at the time of the accident. His brother-in-law claims that there were gaps in the scaffolding. While there is much unclear about the incident, according to family members, the man fell approximately 20 feet.

The employee died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the fall. His family reports that they are still in shock over his death and are seeking answers to the unanswered questions involving the fatal accident. A report that will be issued following an investigation conducted by the Occupational Safety Health and Administration may be able to help the family has they grapple with their loss.

There are extensive safety rules in place to protect people in the workplace; however, even when employers work hard to ensure the safety of their employees, accidents can still happen. As a result, California requires employers to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage. In the event of an accident, employees can receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. These benefits typically extend to dependent family members in the event of a fatality and cover funeral expenses. Having an experienced attorney can help people who deserve such benefits pursue fair compensation.

Source: woodtv.com, "Victim's family seeks answers after deadly industrial accident", Evan Dean, July 9, 2015

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