It’s hard to put into the words the vast amount of pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one. Not only are you reeling from overwhelming grief of your loss, you’re also facing unexpected bills and funeral expenses. To make matters worse, if your loved one was the primary provider for the household, you now have the added burden of not knowing how you’re going to make ends meet.
Having someone you care about taken away from you during an unexpected and tragic workplace injury is devastating, and combine your loss with the fact that the accident could have been prevented in the first place? Your outrage would certainly be justified.
While it would never bring your loved one back, the state of Ohio does offer benefits to survivors of fatal workplace injuries. While the amount of your benefits may vary based on how much you depended upon your loved one to provide for you, there may be a numerical amount provided to you to help you pay your bills and pick up the shattered pieces of your life.
In order to maximize the benefits that I can get for you, we’ll need to demonstrate the following:
1) You are surviving family of the decedent, whether you are a spouse, a child, a sibling, or a parent; and
2) You were dependent upon the deceased worker, either fully or partially.
However, if the cause of your loved one’s death was due to negligence, you may be entitled to receive extra benefits due to it being something called a “wrongful death.”
Examples of wrongful death include:
- An automobile accident while at work. For instance, if your loved one was a truck driver and was overworked or had faulty equipment in their truck, that could be a case of wrongful death.
- Death due to a third party at work. If your loved one worked on a construction site and important safety equipment provided by third-party contractors failed, then you can prove wrongful death.
- Negligence on the part of your loved one’s employer. If you could demonstrate that your loved one’s employer knowingly used defective equipment or tools at work, or did not provide adequate safety training, then this is another clear example of wrongful death.
No amount of financial restitution can bring your loved one back, but as your lawyer, I’ll fight tirelessly to help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your loss. As the top injury lawyer in Ohio, I’ve served the greater Columbus area for nearly forty years. When I take your case, I’ll give you my personal cell phone number so you can call me 24/7 with any questions you may have for me. Because I know how stressful this may be for you, and I understand that your financial situation can be difficult right now, I won’t charge you a single cent to represent you. Instead, I’ll work on a contingency and only take a portion of your compensation as my fee. If you don’t get paid, then I don’t get paid. If you lost a loved one due to an accident, negligence or carelessness at work, give me a call TODAY for your free initial consultation at 1 (877) 614-9524 and I’ll Make Them Pay!®