Falls, machine accidents and electrocution are some of the most common accidents that result in fatal work accidents throughout South Carolina. Under South Carolina workers’ compensation laws the estate of a deceased worker may be able to obtain benefits and compensation for the loss of their loved one. Consulting with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer handling fatal work accidents is a wise move.
Contact Greenville South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney Ryan Montgomery if you have lost a loved one in a South Carolina workers’ compensation accident. Dial (864) 881-4573 today. Mr. Montgomery serves all of the Anderson, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina areas.
While many professions present clear hazards, it is still difficult to keep in mind that loss of life is a real possibility. When it does happen, it is shocking and it affects that person’s family, his or her co-workers and the community. The South Carolina workers’ compensation system offers a range of benefits to those who have lost a loved one in an accident at work.For the family who has lost a loved one, a fatal workplace accident creates two needs:
- Accountability — The loved ones of a worker who was killed on the job often want to know what happened and why. A thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident can provide many answers.
- Compensation — While nothing will bring back a lost loved one, compensation can help make up for lost income and create financial stability that might otherwise be lacking. Funeral expenses and other benefits are available.
Was A Third Party Involved?
If a contractor or someone outside of the business your loved one worked was responsible for his or her death, he or she can be held accountable outside of the workers’ compensation system by suing him or her directly.