Posted By Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz || 4-Jun-2015
While many families are aware that tragedy could strike at any time, most are unaware of the full implications of an unexpected loss. Unfortunately, too many people die in workplace accidents each year, such as in construction workers’ accidents. While Pennsylvania requires employers to provide workers’ compensation benefits to help in the event of such an accident, there is no amount of money that will soothe a grieving family. One family is likely still coming to terms with the news that an accident took the life of their loved one.
Many of the details surrounding the accident are unclear. However, Gulisek Construction reportedly sent out a crew to patch a Pennsylvania bridge. One of the workers, a 35-year-old man, was using a hydraulic lift. It is believed that he became trapped between the lift and the ceiling of an overpass.
One person who lives near the accident site reported watching the aftermath. While workers attempted to block traffic, she heard reports that the man was not breathing. Paramedics attempted to revive him, but were unable. He died at the scene of the accident.
While officials work to determine the cause of the accident, the man’s family is likely preparing to say goodbye to their loved one and wondering how they will cope with funeral expenses and the loss of the victim’s wages. Workers’ compensation benefits typically extend to dependent family members in the event of a fatality. However, many insurance companies are difficult to deal with. Seeking the help of experienced professionals after construction workers’ accidents could help families ensure they receive all of the compensation to which they are entitled.
Source: CBS Pittsburgh, “Man Crushed In Wilkinsburg Industrial Accident”, Bob Allen, May 30, 2015
Categories: Construction Workers’ Accidents