Workplace accidents occur more often than most people would like to believe.
Unfortunately, many on-the-job accidents go unreported unless someone
injured. A recent employee accident claimed the life of a 48-year-old Pennsylvania man.
According to reports, the man was trapped underneath a company vehicle
when a coworker found him. Officials have confirmed that the man had been
working on the vehicle when something went wrong. He was pronounced dead
at the scene. The man was a mechanic for the 13-year-old company.
Sadly, workplace accidents like this one are not unheard of. Such tragic
accidents often affect many people aside from just the victim. It is possible
that the man in this family was married and had children who are now without
a spouse and father. For families that lose a loved one to a workplace
accident, it can be devastating.
Incidents like this one are tragic reminders of the importance of workplace
safety. Employers are responsible for providing a safe environment for
workers to operate in. While no amount of money could ever replace a loved
one, if a member of your family has been killed because of improper working
conditions, it may be possible to obtain compensation. These compensation
benefits may be able to help make up for a loss of income, funeral costs,
or any medical bills that may have been incurred prior to a loved one's death.
Experienced Pittsburgh attorneys understand how difficult the loss of a
loved one is for any family. Strong cases can be built to obtain compensation
for a workplace accident.
Source: Wgal.com, "Police Identify Worker Killed At Lancaster County Business,"
9 June 2011