If your family member died on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. Many families qualify for workers’ compensation death benefits based on the projected income the victim would have earned over a full career; however, securing these benefits often requires the assistance of an experienced attorney.
A skilled lawyer can look for all possible forms of compensation for you and your family, including damages for emotional suffering, the loss of the deceased’s companionship, lost job wages and funeral expenses.
According to WJLA ABC 7, a snow plow operator contracted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to help clear snow from roadways was killed when another VDOT truck struck him on February 13.
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Just before the accident occurred, the victim had pulled his truck off to the right side of Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn. The worker had exited the cab of his truck and was standing at its rear near the salt spreader when he was struck by a VDOT dump truck. The victim was taken to Loudoun Hospital Center where he died.
The cause of this crash is currently under investigation.
As injury attorney David M. Schloss explains in the video above, workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state, so it is important to consult with an experienced Maryland, Washington, D.C. or Virginia workers’ compensation attorney to determine your options after a work-related accident.
Our firm is committed to providing compassionate, knowledgeable and effective legal counsel to families who are forced to cope with the loss of a spouse, parent, guardian and breadwinner. Call our firm today for a free consultation. For 30 years, we have successfully obtained compensation on behalf of individuals who have been injured or killed due to the negligence of others.