After getting hurt in an on-the-job injury, it may take time and effort to wade through the legal process of recovering damages. For Arizona residents, part of this process could mean filing for workers’ compensation. A work accident, especially in industrial jobs that involve heavy equipment, can be very serious. It can mean a lengthy hospital stay, loss of income and additional financial burdens for a family. In extreme cases, a worker may be killed while on the job. Work accidents can happen at any time and people should be compensated for the injury.
According to the Department of Labor, a new Amazon factory had a serious accident where a man was killed. He was crushed by a piece of equipment at a fulfillment center. An incident report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration mentioned that they are still investigating the accident. The man was an employee of a temporary staffing firm. The factory is owned by Amazon, but managed by a third-party logistics company.
If a loved one is hurt or killed on the job, the family left behind may be entitled to compensation. It depends on state law, so it is best to have up-to-date information. Independent contractors may not be covered under workers’ compensation, but there are other options including filing for negligence in Arizona.
An industrial work accident can have many ramifications. A family may not only have to deal with the loss or injury of a loved one, but the financial burdens as well. Fortunately, there are ways to receive financial remuneration in Arizona.
Source: AllThingsD Online, “Worker Killed at One ofx` Amazon’s New Jersey Warehouses (UPDATE