A wrongful death claim exists when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person. Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents from simple car accidents to complicated medical malpractice or product liability cases. Persons, companies, and governmental agencies can be legally at fault for acting negligently.
Accidents incurred at work, as an employee or by an employer can result in workers compensation claims, civil liability, civil lawsuits.
A workers’ compensation claim typically pays for:
- medical expenses
- lost wages, and
- partial or permanent disability.
Civil Liability Lawsuits
In a typical construction job you operating heavy machinery or even driving trucks.
Construction jobs can be very dangerous. Most construction jobs involve heavy machinery, working at heights on scaffolding or below ground in trenches, using potentially dangerous tools and equipment. Even while surrounded by all of these hazards, you still have the right to expect that your workplace will be reasonably safe and that you’ll be protected from unnecessary risks and injuries by your employer.
There are many different injuries that can result from a car accident. Serious injuries might become permanent and result in physical disability. If you are a victim in a motor vehicle accident, you may suffer property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, cost for medical treatment, and losses as a result of disability.