Fall causes fatal workplace injuries

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2017 | Workplace Injuries

All work sites in California and across the country have a great deal of occupational hazards regardless of the type of business. Certain conditions, such as poor weather, can increase the hazards employees face when their job responsibilities require them to be outside. A recent accident that happened in another state and resulted in fatal workplace injuries demonstrates the dangers these workers face.

The incident involved a doorman who was shoveling snow. According to reports, he fell while doing so, causing him to crash into a glass window. Unfortunately, he suffered cuts to his face and neck.  

He passed away after being transported to the hospital. A statement released by his union president indicated that the man had been a long-time employee at the building where the accident happened. The incident occurred amid the first major snow event in New York. The investigation into the incident is likely ongoing.

While some people may use the accident as a reminder of the precautions necessary to ensure safety during a snowstorm, the reality is that not all risks can be completely avoided. As a result, states — including California — require employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the event an employee suffers workplace injuries. In the event of a fatality, these benefits typically extend to dependent family members and provide for medical expenses, lost wages and funeral costs. Although entitled to the benefits, many people going through the grieving process often ask a professional with experience with the process to negotiate with the insurance company on their behalf.


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