There are few things worse for people in Florida than to say goodbye to a loved one as the person heads off to work only to receive a phone call or a knock at the door to inform them that there was a fatal workplace accident. While there are some jobs that are more dangerous than others, these accidents can happen to anyone at any time. In many instances, there is no immediate information as to how it happened or why. This is when it is important to make sure there is an investigation regarding the loss of a loved one, how it happened and who is at fault.
The emotional toll of a sudden fatality is significant. But there are other factors that must be considered. If the person died at work, it is probable that the person was a major financial contributor to the household. That lost income can result in the inability to pay bills and for a family to keep its head above water. Even if there was an insurance policy or an offer of a settlement, the amount yielded is rarely enough to last for a long time and provide sufficiently.
With an accident, there are times when it is almost understandable. At other times, however, it can simply be due to carelessness or negligent behavior on the part of another. This can happen in any job and have the same result — a family will be without their loved one because of an unnecessary lapse that could have been prevented.
When there is a wrongful death at work, there is a good chance that a co-worker made a mistake leading to it. It is also possible that there was a malfunction of equipment or poor manufacturing causing it. Having a grasp on the situation is the first step to receiving compensation through a legal filing. Discussing the matter with an attorney qualified and experienced in cases involving a fatal workplace accident is imperative to achieving justice.