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Family may seek workers' compensation after construction fatality

When a family loses a loved one due to work-related injuries, emotional turmoil can certainly result. In addition to those feelings, however, individuals may also experience anxiety and concern regarding their financial affairs following such an event. Luckily, some of that financial stress may be alleviated if surviving family qualify for workers' compensation benefits.

One family in North Carolina and one worker may be looking into such benefits. It was reported that two workers were involved in a serious accident that took place on a construction site. The building under construction was reported as being a big-box store, but it was unclear what exact duties the workers involved in the incident may have been carrying out at the time. Nonetheless, the two individuals somehow fell four stories.

The incident resulted in one of the workers suffering fatal injuries, and that person died at an area hospital. The other worker was also taken to the hospital, but reports stated that he or she was in stable condition. The cause of the accident was still under investigation at the time of the report, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was also investigating.

The family of the individual killed in this North Carolina accident, as well as the surviving worker, may have cause to find out what their options may be regarding workers' compensation. These financial benefits can often help during the difficult time following a work-related accident. However, the types of benefits received can differ from case to case, and therefore, these individuals may want to use local legal resources to ensure that they understand their options.

Source: witn.com, "Construction worker dies, another injured after falling four stories", Nov. 26, 2017

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