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Cedar Rapids Construction Wrongful Death Lawyers
There is nothing that can prepare you for the news that a family member has been killed in a workplace accident. Tragically, more than a thousand construction workers are fatally injured each year, leaving the lives of their loved ones in a state of shock, disbelief, and despair. It is not uncommon for one’s decedents to have many unanswered questions about the circumstances surrounding the unexpected passing. Construction and insurance companies are unlikely to have an explanation that will help to relieve the distress that one feels, but they may owe death benefits to your family.
In cases of extreme negligence, you may be able to pursue a legal action against your loved one’s employer in addition to receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
Common Causes of Construction Wrongful Deaths
Construction sites are rife with potentially lethal hazards because the tools, materials, machinery, and other facets involved in erecting structures are often inherently dangerous. This is an understood risk of the trade, but that does not eliminate the responsibility of manufacturers, co-workers, and employers to attempt to make a job site as safe as possible. The fatalities in the cases that we handle are often caused by:
- Falls from elevation
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Crush injuries
We understand that there is no amount of money that can fill the void left by your loved one’s premature death, but the financial realities of coping with end of life expenses, lost income, and psychological pain can quickly drain all of your resources. To prepare for the now unfamiliar road ahead, contact the Cedar Rapids construction wrongful death lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. at (319) 294-4424.