Workplace accident deaths in 2008 decreased slightly from 2007 as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in their National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2008. In the U.S., there were a total of 5,071 fatal injuries in 2008 compared to 5,657 in 2007. One-fifth of these deaths were in the construction industry. Although we would hope the decrease is due to more pronounced safety efforts, the decrease is actually due to a loss of job opportunities in the construction business.
Wrongful death on a construction site occurs when a person or company is responsible for the death of a construction worker. If a loved one has passed while working on a construction site you deserve to know your rights. You may be entitled to compensation above those benefits received through Workers' Compensation. Such compensation could help pay for lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of household assistance, and many other injuries sustained due to the loss of a family member.
If your loved one was killed in a construction accident call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000 for a free consultation to explain your rights.
Wrongful death on a construction site is usually caused by another personʼs negligence, carelessness, or reckless behavior. While wrongful death can occur during any stage of construction, some of the most common construction deaths occur because of:
- Slip and fall leading to death
- Scaffold collapse
- Equipment or materials falling on or crushing a worker
- Improper or reckless use of equipment, machines, vehicles, or power tools
- Trench or tunnel collapse
- Supervisory negligence
A loved ones death often creates extreme emotional and financial hardship for your family. You and your family deserve to be taken care of after such a tragic event.
Call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. Consultations are always free and you will never pay any attorney's fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you. Since there is a statute of limitations for wrongful death cases, contact us today to ensure that your rights are protected.