Fatal Work Accidents

No one expects that a family member will be injured at work, let alone suffer a fatal workplace accident. So upon receiving news that a loved one has died due to a workplace injury — shock and disbelief are common reactions. As a survivor you wonder how this could have happened, if it could have been prevented and ultimately who is responsible for your great loss.

During this difficult time, it is important to realize that your family has a right to bring a wrongful death claim against your loved one's employer. Not only can this lawsuit provide answers regarding the accident, it can also hold the negligent party accountable.

Obtaining Justice For Your Great Loss

After a workplace death, not many employers step up, do the right thing and offer grieving families the financial settlements to which they are entitled. Instead it is common for employers to deny liability and deny the family full and fair compensation.

That is when families contact our lawyers.

We helping clients bring wrongful death claims against their loved one's employer. Our attorneys fight aggressively to secure rightful compensation for:

  • Loss of income
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish of survivors
  • Pain and suffering of victim before death
  • Punitive damages

What If The Employer Has Workers' Compensation Insurance? Can We Still Sue?

Workplace injury and workers' compensation cases in Texas are complex. If your family member's employer opted-out of workers' compensation insurance, you will bring one legal claim seeking all available types of compensation. However, if your loved one's employer has workers' compensation insurance, you must pursue compensation through two routes. One is through the workers' comp system for benefits given to surviving family members. Your other option is to pursue a wrongful death claim as a civil action. This will address any punitive damages available for your loss.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys

It can be difficult to think about legal matters after the death of a family member. But bringing a wrongful death claim can help ensure your family is financially secure and is often an important part of the healing process. Contact our fatal work accident lawyers at 915-838-1100 to get started. We serve families in El Paso, Las Cruces and throughout the surrounding areas.

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