The loss of a loved one can take a toll on a family in many ways. One aspect that some individuals may not fully consider is the financial turmoil that can result, especially if the person generated a substantial amount of the family’s income. In the event that a person dies as a result of work-related injuries, workers’ comp benefits may be able to help surviving family.

North Carolina readers may be interested in a fatal work-related accident that took place in another state. According to reports, a team of workers was carrying out tasks on the top of a 10-story parking garage. While the workers were up there, a fire somehow started at the top of the structure. At the time of the report, it was unknown what caused the fire.

It was unclear how many workers were there at the time of the incident, but one individual suffered fatal injuries as a result of the fire. Four other workers were also critically injured. Witnesses reportedly stated they saw workers jumping down onto the garage presumably in efforts to escape the fire, but it was unclear whether any of those who jumped were among those injured.

Work-related accidents like this one can happen anywhere. Families of deceased workers and workers who have been critically injured often need financial assistance in the aftermath of such events. Exploring information regarding workers’ comp benefits may be useful, and if individuals have questions about this type of assistance, they may wish to consult with North Carolina attorneys.