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Ohio man working on factory tower falls to his death

Construction workers often perform their job duties at tall heights, whether they are erecting a building or taking one down. While there are measures that can be taken to prevent workers from being injured when working at heights, sometimes falls occur with disastrous results.

What types of damages can families receive for wrongful death?

Wrongful death damages are an important Ohio legal remedy for family members who have suffered the loss of their loved one in a workplace accident, construction accident or in some other way. A wrongful death claim for damages can also hold a third-party responsible for the wrongful death accountable.

How a wrongful death claim can help surviving family members

A wrongful death claim for damages is an important legal resource for surviving family members of loved ones wrongfully killed by the negligence of another party. Families can use a wrongful death claim to hold the negligent party responsible and recover compensation for the damages they have suffered as a result of the loss.

Wrongful death resources to protect surviving loved ones

Wrongful death resources are important for family members of loved ones who have been wrongfully killed by the negligence of another party. A wrongful death claim for damages is a claim brought on behalf of the lost loved one's estate for the benefit of surviving family members. Different types of wrongful death damages may be available depending on the circumstances and characteristics of the victim to help families following an unexpected loss.

Fatal accident at manufacturing plant leads to investigation

An employee of Autoneum, a manufacturing company that produces sound and heating systems for General Motors and Ford, was killed from what authorities now say was blunt-force trauma. The county coroner and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are conducting ongoing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the employee's death.

Compensation for a construction workplace fatality

Over 18 percent of all workplace deaths in the United States happen in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that a construction accident is more likely to result in wrongful death than any other type of accident and, more than one in five workplace fatalities in the U.S. happens on a construction site. Some states allow families of deceased workers to seek damages through wrongful death suits while others limit survivors' recovery to the limits of workers' compensation rules.

More than 200 Ohio residents died in a workplace accident in 2015

When Columbus residents go to work each day, they expect they will remain safe. Most of the time this is the case, but occasionally a fatal workplace accident occurs that changes a family forever. These accidents are often preventable and create a difficult situation for the victim's family.

Understanding wrongful death cases in Ohio

Most Ohioans understand that a person injured because of the negligence of another person may recover damages from that person in a lawsuit. But what happens when the victim of the accident is killed? Can anyone sue the negligent party for damages? The answer is "yes" but the case must comply with an Ohio law entitled "Action for Wrongful Death." In this post, we will outline the key provisions of this law.

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