Everyone in Ohio expects to come home safe from work each day. That is why when a death occurs at the workplace, the shock for loved ones left behind can be substantial. Such an incident is oftentimes nothing short of a catastrophe for surviving family members, both emotionally and financially. When these tragic circumstances arise, families in Ohio need to know their potential legal options.
Work-related deaths can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Many of our readers probably think that the construction and industrial sectors have a higher chance of a workplace death occurring, and they are probably right. However, each year in America thousands of workers die on the job in many different professions. Sometimes even seemingly safe jobs can present dangers to workers.
If another party’s negligence or recklessness led to the death in question, it may be possible for surviving family members to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Although no amount of money will replace the departed loved one, surviving family members may take some comfort in knowing that their financial concerns from the lost loved one’s death may be somewhat assuaged if they are successful in the legal filing.
At our law firm, we work with families in Ohio who have lost a loved one in the workplace and who want to hold negligent and reckless parties accountable. For more information, please visit the workplace death overview section of our law firm’s website. No one should bear the financial burden of losing a loved one due to a workplace accident that could have been avoided. Fortunately, in many instances these families don’t have to if they can aggressively pursue a wrongful death claim.