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Time limits for wrongful death suits in fatal workplace accident

When a person's worst fear is realized, and for many that's the sudden loss of a loved one, it can leave a person reeling. There are many ways in which this can happen, many of them being natural, but there are some unnatural or odd instances that can stack up in lieu of a person's untimely death in the workplace. For construction workers, and other physical laborers, their risk of injury or death at work is higher than for those that work office jobs. If your loved one suffered a fatality at work, there is a time limit in which to bring charges of negligence.

The financial implications for a worker's family after fatality

When your loved one left for work in the morning, you never dreamed that he or she wouldn't return. The truth is that workers die at work and it can happen for a variety of reasons. While the crushing grief can engulf a family, there are many other aspects of a family's life that can change drastically after suddenly losing a loved one. One of those aspects is financial health.

Highway 24 worker killed when struck doing road work

There is a law in Ohio that states a vehicle must move over to the next lane if there is a vehicle pulled over with lights flashing. There are several reasons that this law is in place, the most important being to save human lives. This is because when people are on the side of the road, they are in danger of being struck by another vehicle. This is exactly what happened to an Ohio construction worker on the side of Highway 24.

Ohio man working on factory tower falls to his death

Construction workers often perform their job duties at tall heights, whether they are erecting a building or taking one down. While there are measures that can be taken to prevent workers from being injured when working at heights, sometimes falls occur with disastrous results.

What types of damages can families receive for wrongful death?

Wrongful death damages are an important Ohio legal remedy for family members who have suffered the loss of their loved one in a workplace accident, construction accident or in some other way. A wrongful death claim for damages can also hold a third-party responsible for the wrongful death accountable.

How a wrongful death claim can help surviving family members

A wrongful death claim for damages is an important legal resource for surviving family members of loved ones wrongfully killed by the negligence of another party. Families can use a wrongful death claim to hold the negligent party responsible and recover compensation for the damages they have suffered as a result of the loss.

Wrongful death resources to protect surviving loved ones

Wrongful death resources are important for family members of loved ones who have been wrongfully killed by the negligence of another party. A wrongful death claim for damages is a claim brought on behalf of the lost loved one's estate for the benefit of surviving family members. Different types of wrongful death damages may be available depending on the circumstances and characteristics of the victim to help families following an unexpected loss.

Fatal accident at manufacturing plant leads to investigation

An employee of Autoneum, a manufacturing company that produces sound and heating systems for General Motors and Ford, was killed from what authorities now say was blunt-force trauma. The county coroner and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are conducting ongoing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the employee's death.

Compensation for a construction workplace fatality

Over 18 percent of all workplace deaths in the United States happen in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that a construction accident is more likely to result in wrongful death than any other type of accident and, more than one in five workplace fatalities in the U.S. happens on a construction site. Some states allow families of deceased workers to seek damages through wrongful death suits while others limit survivors' recovery to the limits of workers' compensation rules.

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