Accidents can occur at any workplace, though some professions carry more risk than others. When a fatal accident or serious injury does occur, family members are left with tremendous feelings of fear, loss and, in many cases, financial challenges due to medical bills and funeral expenses. A family facing such an ordeal is able to seek compensation through a workers' compensation claim or, if a third party is responsible, through a claim for wrongful death.
A Midland County jury awarded a Texas man more than $6 million after his arm was severed in a work-related accident. After a work related injury, victims should report all injuries and work with experienced advocates who can identify the cause of the accident and determine the individuals and entities at fault.