Each year, Pennsylvania employees lose their lives due to work-related accidents. Despite significant advancements in workplace safety, the figures remain appalling. These occupational deaths are tragic for so many reasons, not the least of which is the actual loss of a life. The aftermath usually means the loved ones of the deceased worker will suffer from grief, loss and a severely reduced income.
Industrial accidents are often very complex accidents that have a variety of outcomes. Some workers might come out of the accident with only minimal injury. Others might not make it out of the accident alive. In either case, it is crucial that the person who was injured or the family members of the deceased person understand their rights regarding compensation.