Do I Have A Wrongful Death Claim Or A Workers’ Comp Claim After My Husband Was Killed From Being Struck By An Object At Work?
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Unfortunately, there are many people who suffer fatal injuries at work, especially after being struck by an object. In fact, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 12 percent of fatal work injuries in this nation in 2012 occurred due to individuals being struck by an object or piece of equipment.
There are many objects that can cause fatal injuries when striking workers. Sometimes, objects fall off a shelf, workers overhead drop something onto a worker below, or a flying or moving object strikes a worker. When this happens, workplace fatalities can occur. No matter what type of industry your husband was in—whether he was a construction worker, warehouse worker, office worker, logger, or transportation worker—you are entitled to benefits for your losses and his injuries.
Although you may be entitled to a Florida workers’ comp case, it is possible that it will be in your best interest to pursue a wrongful death claim to access benefits you wouldn’t be able to get in a workers’ compensation claim. To make sure you get the full amount of benefits you are entitled to under the law, contact an experienced South Florida workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible.
We would be glad to meet with you in a free consultation and review your case specifics in more detail. For help navigating your claim and to get the most compensation possible, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.