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Workplace Deaths on The Rise: The number of workers who are dying on the job has been increasing since 2013

Losing a loved one is always devastating, but when it happens due to a workplace accident, the impact can be particularly overwhelming. The recent tragedy in Bel-Air, where a construction worker lost his life in a forklift accident, serves as a stark reminder of the dangers many workers face daily.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers who are dying on the job has been increasing since 2013. In California, more than 500 workers died on the job in 2022, an increase from 2021, when the tally was 462. In 2022, the largest share of those workers who were fatally injured — 26% — were in the transportation and material moving occupations, according to the bureau.

With over 500 workers losing their lives on the job in California each year, families are left not only grappling with the emotional toll but also facing significant economic challenges. In such heartbreaking circumstances, it's crucial for families to seek guidance from a knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer.

GHWORKLAW legal professionals can provide invaluable support during a time of immense distress. We can help families navigate the complexities of the workers' compensation system, ensuring they receive the benefits they are entitled to.

Workers' compensation benefits can include financial support for funeral expenses, lost income replacement, and ongoing support for dependents left behind. However, accessing these benefits can be a daunting process, especially while coping with grief. Our compassionate and experienced team can shoulder the legal burden, allowing families to focus on healing and rebuilding their lives.

Additionally, our skilled attorneys and advisors can explore other avenues of compensation beyond workers' comp, such as third-party liability claims. In cases where negligence or misconduct contributed to the accident, pursuing legal action against responsible parties may provide families with additional financial resources and a sense of justice.

No family should have to endure the pain of losing a loved one in a preventable workplace accident. While nothing can fully alleviate the grief, seeking legal guidance can help ease the financial burden and ensure that families receive the support they need to move forward. If you've been impacted by a workplace fatality, don't hesitate to reach out to our trusted workers' comp lawyers for assistance. Our team has been assisting California workers' families since 1977.

If you or someone you know is hurt during work hours, it is imperative to take swift action. Contacting GHWorkLaw as soon as possible can ensure that you navigate the legal process effectively and meet crucial deadlines.

Why Consult GHWorkLaw?

  1. Legal Expertise: Workers' compensation laws can be complex. A skilled lawyer specializing in workers' comp cases can provide the legal expertise needed to understand and navigate the intricacies of the law.

  2. Protecting Your Rights: A lawyer will work to safeguard your rights, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and potential long-term effects of your injuries.

  3. Meeting Deadlines: Workers' compensation claims have strict deadlines. Failing to meet these timelines could jeopardize your case. A lawyer will guide you through the process, ensuring all necessary paperwork is filed promptly.

  4. Maximizing Compensation: Our legal team can assess the full extent of your injuries and losses, helping you pursue the maximum compensation available under workers' compensation laws.

Your well-being is paramount, and legal support ensures you receive the care and benefits you are entitled to under California law. Call us for a free consultation: 1-877-422-4454.


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