Accidents in the workplace can be a serious threat to not just the health of workers, but also their lives. Some serious workplace accidents can cause employees to suffer wrongful deaths, leaving their grieving families to pick up the pieces. In situations like these, families of workers in fatal accidents should know that there is help available. Although we cannot eliminate the emotional damage of losing a loved one due to a fatal work injury, our lawyers can ease financial burdens. Since the founding of Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC, our attorneys have worked diligently for the families of deceased workers.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 20 percent of fatal workplace accidents occur in the construction industry. Throughout all industries, OSHA cites four major causes of fatal accidents at workplaces: falls, getting struck by an object, electrocutions and being caught in between objects. Employers can help prevent many of these fatal accidents by following all OSHA standards. OSHA creates laws to minimize safety risks in the workplace, but many companies fail to follow the rules. Common OSHA violations include:
Most states, including Ohio, allow the dependent family members of an individual involved in fatal workplace accidents to receive benefits from a workers compensation claim. These benefits can then help pay for the loss of financial support from the individual in the accident. Additionally, if an employer’s conduct is intentional or egregious, most states allow the families of victims to sue the employer. For example, if an employer blatantly disobeys OSHA regulations and this leads to a serious accident that causes the wrongful death of an employee, that employer may be liable in a lawsuit. The attorneys at Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC can determine when a victim’s family may be entitled to pursue a gross negligence lawsuit against an employer.
Losing a loved one to workplace accidents can be devastating. Then, having to face financial instability due to lost work income may put you at a loss. Our community knows that our workers comp lawyers can help workers and their families. We have assisted many victims of workplace accidents and allowed them to receive the benefits they deserve. Call our lawyers at (614) 221-7548 or fill out the contact form located on our site. We have offices conveniently located in Columbus, Zanesville, Shadyside, Portsmouth and Newark.
“I am very blessed to have found this firm. They have made sure that I have received all the compensation possible related to my claim. This is the firm I would recommend to my own family members and anyone else in need of legal representation due to work related injuries.”
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