What Do I Do If My Loved One Was Killed While Working Construction?

Safety equipment can save your lifeThe Blade recently reported on an incident involving a 60-year-old man who was killed while working construction in Weston, Ohio.

Reportedly, a beam hit the 60-year-old Grand Rapids native while at work. Immediately following the incident, emergency workers were called. Despite the emergency crew’s efforts, the construction worker died at the scene.

The beam fell on the 60-year-old construction worker after a roof truss collapsed. The Blade was unable to reach the owner of the property where the accident happened for comment. As of this writing, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was investigating the incident.

Who Can Help Me If My Loved One Was Killed While Working Construction?

An experienced construction accident attorney can help the families of wrongful death victims bring those responsible for their loved one’s loss to justice. In some cases, the best option for families is to file for workers’ compensation. If the incident was not the fault of the worker’s employer or a co-worker but instead a contractor, subcontractor or manufacturer, filing a third party claim may be necessary. A lawyer will be able to determine if you have a valid case, answer your questions, explain your options, discuss your rights and carry the burden of holding those at fault accountable so you and your family can concentrate on healing.

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