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What are the basics of a wrongful death claim?

An unfortunate reality of the American workforce is that many jobs are inherently dangerous. If a death occurs on the job, the surviving family members of the worker will likely be considering their legal options. That is when a wrongful death claim may come into play.

Wrongful death claims and the "discovery rule"

According to Ohio laws, the time limit for filing a wrongful death claim, other than those claims that arise out of a faulty or dangerous product, is two years from the date of the victim's death. However, for cases in which those two years have passed, there remains a possibility to file a wrongful death claim by invoking what is known as the "discovery rule." Under this rule, a wrongful death claim can be filed within two years of the date on which the "discovery" is made that the victim's death was wrongful.

Wrongful death claims: Eligible claimants and available damages

The loss of a loved one is always difficult to cope with. Matters can get worse if that death is due to the negligence of someone else. In those cases, the kin of the deceased not only have to deal with the emotional loss but also the financial loss that accompany an unforeseen death. Fortunately, there are provisions in Ohio law that allow a person's family to claim compensation for the death.

Victim's kin claim $20 million for fatal construction accident

A workplace fatality can wreak havoc in the life of a victim's family. Not only does that family suffer a loss of income but they must also encounter various other financial and emotional challenges in their everyday lives, which can sometimes continue for a very long time. Fortunately, Ohio law allows the family members of the victim to claim wrongful death damages for fatal workplace accidents.

Wrongful death of loved one at work could be due to negligence

For many, going to work is a chore, not a joy. Making ends meet for yourself and your family is top priority for those who are a main bread-winner for a family. It's true that supporting your family financially is a very important way in which to support the family unit. For those who have lost a loved one and bread-winner in a fatal work accident, it can be unimaginable to think of life without them.

How one proves wrongful death after loved one's work fatality?

Losing a loved one tops the list in terms of a person's worst fears. Some unlucky family's fears are confirmed when they get word that their loved one was killed in a fatal accident. How can these things possibly happen? If the fatality happened at work, it could have more to it than a simple work accident - there could be negligence involved.

Heavy financial implications for worker's family post-work death

Maybe you've heard the ever-so-often news articles where a worker suffers some event at work, and he or she dies unexpectedly. Maybe you or a loved one or a friend is living that headline. Beyond the emotional shock for a family of suddenly losing a family member, there are usually heavy financial implications for the worker's family. Some of these expenses are immediate in the short term and some of them stem from a loss of income.

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.

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