Atlanta Fatal Work Accident Lawyer
Did Your Loved One Suffer a Fatal Work Accident?
Losing a loved one prematurely to a work-related injury is frustrating and shocking. Not only have you lost the life of someone you love, but you may have depended on their income to maintain your household – especially if you have children. At Cruz & Associates, we understand the need to ensure your lost loved one’s income, as well as giving you the time to heal. Under Georgia workers’ compensation law, certain family members have rights to receive a portion of the loved one’s pay in order to continue living their life. If you’ve lost a loved one, contact the Atlanta fatal work accident lawyers at Cruz & Associates to see how we can help you while you take the time to heal.
The National Safety Reports that the number of workers killed on the job in 2014 was up to 90 workers per week or more than 13 every daily. For Latinos, the numbers are higher. In 2014 there were 789 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries – on average, that’s about 15 deaths a week, translating to about two workers killed every single day of the year, all year long!
Fatal work injuries involving construction workers accounted for 20% of all workers killed on the job. For workers exposed to unstable environments and high risk duties like construction workers and warehouse workers, the risk of being seriously injured or to sustaining a fatal injury at work is high. Families of these workers are greatly impacted both on an emotional and financial level and have rights to compensation and benefits pertaining to their loved one’s accident.
Other common life threatening injuries sustained at work are injuries to the head or brain. These types of injuries can cause irreversible harm to the brain, and pre-maturely end a person’s life. If a loved one has experienced a fatal brain injury, the Atlanta brain injury attorneys at Cruz & Associates can help.
Hiring an Atlanta Fatal Work Accident Attorney
If your loved one has suffered a life ending injury due a work related accident, you need an experienced attorney who’s on your side, working to protect your rights and secure the maximum benefits you’re entitled to. At Cruz & Associates, our experienced team of fatal work accident attorneys is dedicated to injured workers families and know how to protect your rights.