Workers’ compensation possible of family of deceased worker

| Sep 4, 2019 | Workers' Compensation |

A California family recently got the devastating news that their family member died while he was at work. A sanitation worker was crushed to death by the hydraulic mechanism in his truck, but there are still many questions surrounding the circumstances of his accident. If a person dies while at work or while doing a job-related task, the family of the deceased could have a rightful claim to workers’ compensation benefits.

The wife of the deceased is understandably devastated by the accident. She wants to know what happened, and she has taken it upon herself to look for answers and find out why and how a sanitation worker could be killed in such a manner. It took around one hour from when the accident happened for someone to notice and call for help, and by the time authorities arrived on the scene, the worker was dead. 

When the man was found, his body was caught between the body of the garbage truck and the mechanical arm attached to the truck that dumps trash in. He was relatively new to the job, but he had been trained by the company and cleared to operate a truck on his own. The California sanitation company is still trying to piece together the details of the accident. 

The circumstances of this unfortunate accident are complicated, and it may take awhile to determine exactly what happened. In the meantime, it may be appropriate for the family of the deceased workers to decide if they should move forward with a workers’ compensation claim. These benefits allow a grieving family to address some of their financial losses associated with the death of their loved one. 


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