Families who lose loved ones in accidents can face a multitude of financial troubles in the aftermath of such incidents. Workplace accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence, and the workplace injuries suffered could potentially prove fatal. As a result, a family could be left without a much needed income, and they may wish to find out whether they could qualify for workers' compensation.
North Carolina residents may be interested in such an accident that claimed the life of a worker in another state. Reports indicated that the man worked for the state's Department of Transportation and was operating a riding mower when the accident occurred. While on the mower, the man was wearing a seat belt but the protective roll bar was put down. As a result, the man became trapped under the mower when it overturned.