The average occupation holds some degree of risk. That risk likely depends on the type of task being completed and could happen for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a recent fatal incident in California was the result of a work accident.
The incident reportedly happened during the early morning hours of a day in late March. Though reports indicate that the victim was a man in his 60s, his identity is said to have been withheld during the immediate aftermath as police work to notify family members. A representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was at the scene following the accident.
Details regarding the accident are unclear. However, police believe that the victim was making a delivery of live poultry at the time. While using a forklift, police say that he was struck by a vehicle. The driver is said to have remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.
If the work accident happened as the result of the driver's negligence, the family of the deceased man may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. Regardless of who is at fault, they may be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits, which can help them cope with funeral expense and the loss of income due to the worker's death. Because many people in California who have recently suffered such an unexpected loss are often unprepared to negotiate with an insurance company, a professional with experience with these benefits is often invaluable in the compensation process and can help ensure fair treatment.