When a person is injured on the job they can suffer serious consequences. Workplace accidents often involve potentially serious injuries that are sometimes fatal. A fatal accident recently occurred in Columbus that killed a forklift operator.
A warehouse worker was killed when his forklift overturned in Columbus. The man was killed when his forklift overturned and landed on him at the landing dock. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and was expected to be married this past weekend to his longtime girlfriend.
No one expects to be injured or killed while they are on the job. Unfortunately, workplace accidents do occur and cause families heartache each year. Thousands of people are injured or killed in workplace accidents every year in the United States. If a family is mourning the loss of a loved one due to a fatal work-related accident, they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation.
An attorney can help the victim’s family find out what happened to cause the tragic accident and possibly help recover compensation for their tremendous loss. A family may be eligible for compensation from workers’ compensation and if the death is the result of negligence, a lawsuit may also be warranted.
No family should ever have to go through losing a loved one in a tragic workplace accident. This person was a valuable family member and also contributed to the family’s finances. There are legal options for grieving families to pursue to help with financial matters both now and into the future.
Source: dispatch.com, “Man killed when forklift overturns was to marry this weekend“, Jim Woods, Nov. 9, 2017