If your loved one dies on the job, or is injured in a construction or industrial accident, you should seek legal advice, as you may be entitled to money relating to pain and suffer, and the loss of income.
Keep in mind, companies have a duty to protect workers from accidents—when an accident 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.
Tennessee Man Killed in Forklift Accident
Tragically, according to the Tennessean, a man was killed in January in a forklift accident. Frankie Woodard, 31, was operating a tow motor near a warehouse at Hail & Cotton in Springfield when it overturned, causing fatal injuries. The accident took place near the company’s tobacco area.
The accident remains under investigation by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Tennessean reported that Woodward was contracted to work at the site through Industrial Staffing of Tennessee.
Should I Talk to a Nashville Attorney Following a Workplace Accident?
As we stated above, people who lose loved ones in workplace accidents should seek legal guidance. Remember, through a lawsuit, you can seek payment for the recovery of both economic and non-economic damages, which can help pay for items like lost income, medical expenses and funeral costs. This will not offset the emotions of losing a loved one, but it can help with the cost.
Make sure that not only the authorities properly investigate the accident, but also by a third party, who can determine if negligence played a role.
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” – Proverbs 11:30