Several workplace environments can turn deadly in a matter of moments. These hazards are invisible to many as company policies, regulatory codes, and state and/or federal laws operate to protect workers. But sometimes employers become lackadaisical about enforcing these rules and regulations, placing employees at risk of harm in the process. Other times, unpreventable accidents occur leaving workers injured. No matter how a worker is harmed, he often rightly feels like he should be taken care of by his employer.
One Ohio man’s family may be feeling this way after he was killed on the job. According to reports, the man’s neck was cut while he was cutting wire as part of the process of making garage door springs. The victim was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.
Workplace accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. Some are minor and lead to bumps and bruises. Others are more severe causing physical impairment, disfigurement, and disability. If one is injured on the job, he should seek workers’ compensation and, if applicable, disability benefits. If the claim is turned down an attorney can help the worker seek the compensation he deserves for his medical care and lost wages.
The worst job-related accidents are fatal. In the event of death, the deceased’s family can seek to recover for the workplace injury that caused the death. Dependent death benefits may be obtained and might help the family cover funeral costs and make up for their loved one’s lost wages.
No matter the extent of the workplace injury, an Ohio workers’ compensation attorney can help a victim seek the financial awards he deserves. By attempting to prove a new injury was incurred while within the scope of employment, an attorney will seek to attain the compensation and medical benefits needed so the worker can reach a full recovery.
Source: The Daily Record, “Man Dies Of Presumable Workplace Injury At Wayne Dalton, Mount Hope,” Christine L. Pratt, Oct. 10, 2013