When drastic mistakes are made on a construction site, workers and passersby may be left to pay the ultimate price for their employer’s lack of safety precautions. These tragic losses can leave families of deceased construction workers facing not only the immense grief of losing a loved one, but also many substantial financial burdens. As such, those parties who are responsible for causing such a tragic loss should be held accountable for their actions and the ensuing repercussions the family has to face.
How a Wrongful Death Claim Could Help
After the loss of a loved one on the job, a family may be entitled to pursue legal action through what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit. If successful, these claims can provide a family with financial compensation for their loss due to the thoughtless, inexcusable errors of a construction site manager or owner. This compensation may provide the following financial relief:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Expenses from medical care or emergency transportation
- Lost wages and work opportunities
- Emotional and relational losses
It can certainly be difficult to think about money at a time like this. However, these financial burdens can eventually wear down an already grief-stricken family, only making it harder to focus on healing and moving forward.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a construction accident, our legal team at the Cottrell Law Office, may be able to help your family fight for justice and take the first steps towards getting possible financial support for your unexpected burdens. To learn more about pursuing such restitution, call 800-364-8305 today.