Depending upon the duties involved in the normal course of a workday, some jobs pose a greater risk to the safety of employees than others. Workplace accidents continue to be an ongoing problem in California and beyond. In a recent logging incident, an accident resulted in a fatality.
A 61-year-old man was killed in the recent incident that took place at a logging site. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the details of the tragedy. When the accident occurred, the local fire department was dispatched to the scene.
Because the incident remains under investigation, no details as to the cause of the accident have been released yet. When a worker is killed on the job, his or her spouse or immediate family members are typically entitled to benefits available through workers' compensation insurance. These benefits are awarded to help pay funeral costs and provide wage replacement.
The process of filing benefits claims after California workplace accidents can be very complicated and confusing to those who are unfamiliar with the system. Under such circumstances, it is advisable to seek the guidance of an experienced attorney in the area. He or she is able to offer sound legal counsel and support, and he or she can also determine if there are grounds for filing a civil lawsuit outside of a workers' compensation claim as is sometimes the case. If one has questions or concerns regarding such matters, the first logical step to take would be to contact a lawyer in the area and request a consultation.
Source: Sonoma Valley, Ca. Patch, "Man Killed in Logging Accident ID'd as Alan Eugene Mohr", Alexander Nguyen, Nov. 5, 2015