Family may need workers’ compensation after on-the-job fatality

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Families often rely on each other in various capacities. In many cases, however, the adults in the family are commonly relied upon to generate an income that can provide for the needs of the family. As a result, when a person dies after suffering injuries on the job, the surviving loved ones may understandably worry about their financial security and want to gain information on workers’ compensation assistance.

One family in California may be hoping to gain useful information on possible benefits after a recent work-related death. According to reports, two individuals were working on a tire that attaches to a jet bridge, which is a connector that allows passengers to walk from an airport terminal and onto an airplane. The tire was reported as being four feet tall, and for an unknown reason, the tire exploded while being worked on.

One of the workers was hit in the neck when the tire exploded, which resulted in his suffering traumatic injuries that ultimately proved fatal. The other employee who was working on the tire did not wish to be treated by medical personnel. At the time of the report, the incident was under investigation.

The family of the man killed in this California accident are undoubtedly devastated by the event. In addition to their grief, they may worry about the financial struggles that could result due to the loss of income that will also accompany the other hardships. They may wish to gain information on workers’ compensation and how these benefits could potentially apply to surviving family of workers who were killed on the job. Utilizing local legal resources may allow them to gain reliable insight and assistance.

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