Some Arizona workplace accidents are unavoidable, others preventable. Workers' compensation, for the most part, does not discriminate either way, and, with the help of a lawyer, workers injured in construction accidents are often able to receive the maximum amount of benefits after they are hurt on the job. In more tragic cases when the worker is killed, workers' compensation attorneys can often help the grieving family fight for the full amount of benefits as well.
In another state, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration is attempting to determine whether a fatal workplace accident was, in fact, preventable. An M&R Construction worker in his 40s died after a fall from a makeshift platform. His coworker, a man in his 30s, was seriously injured in the fall as well.
According to reports from local police in Jacksonville, the two workers were loading supplies from a wooden crate into a third-story window when the crate fell to the ground, taking both men with it. M&R Construction, the men's employer, is a subcontractor of the general contractor on the job, Summit Contracting. OSHA is currently investigating the incident to determine further details into how and why the grievous accident occurred.
Unrelated to OSHA's determination is the issue of workers' compensation. In the tragic case of the deceased worker, an attorney would be able to fight for the family to receive the full amount of benefits to which they are entitled, benefits which – while they will not bring back the lost loved one – can be used toward expenses such as funeral costs. A lawyer could also prove beneficial in helping the worker who was injured pursue full benefits so that he can concentrating on recuperating without worrying over lost wages and missed work. In fact, a workers' compensation attorney would likely prove invaluable to any workers in Arizona who have been injured in construction accidents.
Source: vertikal.net, "Fatal telehandler fall in Florida", May 15, 2017