Alabama Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Connection With Workplace Fatality
December 16th, 2014|
Accidents happen in the workplace on a daily basis in the United States. Unfortunately, some employees involved in work accidents do not survive. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were a total of 4,405 workplace fatalities in the U.S. in 2013.
These numbers leave many workers wondering what rights they have if they are injured in a workplace accident. The attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers explain employers have a responsibility to address any on-the-job hazards and provide workers with a safe environment in which to perform their duties. Any failure to do so that results in a fatality could lead to an Alabama wrongful death lawsuit.
One such case was recently filed in connection with the death of a 46-year-old man who died after he was accidentally doused with hot steel ash while performing maintenance duties on a piece of machinery.
Reports from Al.com indicate the companies who run the facility were negligent in failing to communicate with one another about “tagout and lockout” procedures that should be completed when machinery is being worked on. The family of the victim alleges this negligence was directly responsible for the loss of their loved one.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we recognize the difficulties that can accompany the loss of a loved one due to an unforeseen accident. That’s why our Birmingham personal injury lawyers are hopeful a decision in the case will help closure to the family of the victim.