Dangerous Jobs: How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help When You Lose a Loved One
The U.S. Department of Labor recently released the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Unfortunately, this data paints a somber picture of the safety environment in the workplace.
In 2014, there were 4,679 workplace fatalities. This is the highest number of workplace fatalities since 2008. More shocking, even, is that Texas saw one of the biggest increases in workplace fatalities. The rise in on-the-job deaths is linked to the oil and gas industry, which experienced a 27% increase in fatalities.
This statistic also means that 4,679 families were left without a source of income they had grown to depend upon in running their households. As the family of a loved one who died on the job, you are undoubtedly overcome with grief. However, it is important to know that you may have legal rights to pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit for the loss of the deceased’s income, among other damages.
If you lost a loved one in a work-related tragedy, contacted a Board Certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.