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Workplace injuries could leave families facing hardships

The death of a loved one can cause any California family to face a spiral of hardships. On top of the emotional difficulties, when a person who provided income for the household dies as a result of workplace injuries, financial struggles can easily occur. In such cases, it may be prudent for surviving loved ones to consider gaining workers' compensation information.

One family in another state may be looking to explore this option after a recent fatal accident. Reports stated that repairs to a sewer were taking place when some machinery used by the repair crew came in contact with a live power line in the vicinity. The line was reported as having around 23,000 volts of electricity passing through it.

There were three workers affected by the incident. One of the men suffered fatal injuries due to electrocution. The extent of the injuries suffered by the other workers was not clear at the time of the report. The incident was under investigation, and additional information on how the event occurred may be available at a later time. 

The injured workers may have reason to apply for workers' compensation themselves, and the surviving family of the deceased worker could potentially qualify for benefits. If California workers or families need more information on workers' comp after an accident causing workplace injuries, they may want to utilize local legal resources. Additionally, attorneys could prove useful in the event that individuals face application denials or face other complications during their attempts to obtain financial assistance. 

Source: usnews.com, "Worker Dies After Machine Hits Power Line; 2 Others Hurt", April 13, 2018

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