It’s always a possibility that a person who leaves for work in Florida will be involved in a fatal workplace accident and will not come home. This can happen in any kind of job, but is often prominent in jobs in which employees are working with heavy equipment or are in a situation where a mistake by them or others can cause an accident. These accidents can also occur as a result of many circumstances. Regardless of how and why it happened, those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death incident need to be aware of what to do to seek compensation through a legal filing.
Recently, a man died when he was crushed by a bulldozer at his place of employment. According to the reports from rescue personnel and co-workers, he was working under the bulldozer as it was up on a jack. It fell and landed on him. A co-worker heard it when it happened and went to provide assistance. Firefighters tried to revive the man, but were unsuccessful. The man, 21-years-old, had begun working at the job within the past two months. He and his wife had a baby one week before. The circumstances surrounding the accident are still under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
While law enforcement and government agencies will look into a fatal accident to try and determine how and why it happened, that does not automatically guarantee that the family’s interests will be taken into consideration during the investigation. Employers might make a settlement offer to the family to try and preclude a legal filing. That offer is often nowhere near enough to adequately compensate a family for the loss. A full investigation with the victim’s family in mind is imperative when there is a fatal workplace accident.
In this unfortunate accident, a man died when a bulldozer fell on top of him while he was working underneath it. In addition to being only 21, he was also a new father. In situations like these, the victim’s family may have the right to bring legal action against the employer seeking a variety of compensation.
Source: nbc-2.com, “Man dies after bulldozer accident at Naples business,” Oct. 28, 2015