A previous post on this blog discussed construction’s fatal four, that is, four common causes of fatal workplace injuries at a construction site. As that previous post mentioned, these sorts of accidents are preventable, either by a construction worker’s employer or by another party, for instance, the company which made scaffolding that gave way.
These sorts of accidents are without a doubt devastating on a family. In addition to the emotional turmoil of an unexpected death, San Diego families also have to deal with the financial fallout of losing the income of a breadwinner while coming up with money to pay for final medical bills, a funeral and other expenses.
Although no amount of money or legal help can bring a California worker back to life, our law office has made it part of its mission to help families of victims of fatal workplace accidents recover compensation to help them pay the expenses and costs associated with such a tragic loss. We first can assist families with filing the necessary paperwork to get workers’ compensation benefits started and, if necessary, will represent the family in its workers’ compensation claim.
Moreover, because we recognize that workers’ compensation does not pay for all of the actual costs of a fatal accident and does not compensation families for their emotional pain and suffering at all, we are able to assist families with identifying what other people or businesses are legally responsible for the fatal construction accident and holding such entities accountable through a separate third-party liability lawsuit. We do so to help make sure our clients get all of the compensation to which they are entitled.