Remember, all companies, small and large, have a duty to protect workers from accidents—when a mishap occurs due to a lack of safety procedures, you have a right to hold the employer liable via a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.
Through a lawsuit, if your loved one is killed, you may be able to obtain damages for your pain and suffering as well as the loss of his or her income. Additionally, through a lawsuit, you can seek payment for the recovery of both economic and non-economic damages, which can help pay for items like burial costs and medical expenses.
Alcoa Worker Killed at Tennessee Operations North Plant
We bring up workplace accidents because recently an Alcoa plant employee was killed in an accident at the Tennessee Operations North Plant.
The accident reportedly took place on February 23 and an investigation is underway to determine what happened. Officials did not release details about the incident, saying that they did not yet know an official cause. It should be noted that the facility is known as a global packaging plant, where aluminum can sheet is processed.
Working with an Attorney Following a Workplace Accident
As we stated above, if your loved one is injured or killed in a workplace accident, it may be in your best interest to speak to an attorney. Aside from the state and federal investigations that may take place following a workplace accident, an attorney can conduct an independent investigation to determine if negligence played a role in an incident taking place.
Sadly, no amount of money will compensate for the emotions of losing a loved one, but it can help you rebound if you are struggling financially following his or her death. For more information about how we have helped workplace accident victims, visit our verdicts and settlements page.
Each year, hundreds of people are injured in Tennessee workplace accidents—these incidents can include slip-and-falls, violence, fires, explosions and vehicle crashes.
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
– Galatians 6:9
Davis’ Words of Wisdom: It has been estimated that Americans are 271 times more likely to die from a workplace accident than a terrorist attack.