Going to work is common for Georgia residents, but going to work fearful that he or she will suffer serious and even fatal injuries is not as common. While there are some industries that are known to be dangerous, workers are still under the impression that proper safety steps have been taken to reduce the chances of a serious workplace accident.
According to recent reports, the death of a worker for the City of Savannah died. It was determined that the 62-year-old man died in a work-related accident. The man worked for the Publics Works & Water Resources Department.
Based on preliminary investigation, it was reported that the worker died after a piece of equipment fell on him. He suffered severe injuries and did not survive them. It is not clear how this happened and investigation is still ongoing.
A fatal work accident is a serious event. It not only means that a life was lost but it also means that the safety of a work environment is put at question. It is possible that an employer or a third-party could have contributed or caused the fatal accident.
While workers’ compensation is designed to help injured workers, it is also designed to help the family members of deceased workers. These benefits can be extremely helpful, especially when it comes to offsetting certain losses and damages associated with the fatal work accident. With the assistance of a qualified attorney, family members can move through the grieving process while forming a plan of action to get the possible compensation they deserve.