The sudden death of a loved one under any circumstances is difficult to accept. Often, while families are grieving, a number of issues could already begin to present themselves, especially those relating to finances. If a person suffered fatal workplace injuries, the surviving family may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
One family in California may be looking into this possibility after a recent work-related accident. According to reports, a man was working for a contracting company when he was involved in an industrial accident. The man was carrying out duties at Disneyland as he and the work crew installed pipes for an HVAC project. During the course of their duties, a piece of equipment hit a beam that caused a large metal plate to fall. The plate landed on the worker.
The 37-year-old man was transported from the scene to an area hospital, but his injuries proved fatal. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident to determine whether any violations may have contributed to the fatality. A spokesperson for Disneyland issued a statement offering sympathies to the man’s family.
This sudden accident could present many issues for the man’s family. They may experience financial issues due to the loss of income that the man generated and other similar problems. Because the man died as the result of fatal workplace injuries, the family may wish to look into potentially obtaining survivors’ benefits through workers’ compensation. It may be wise to utilize local California legal resources to gain information on their options.