According to a heraldnet.com article, a worker has died after falling four stories from a building in Lynnwood where he was installing carpet. Apparently, the accident took place around 10 a.m. on November 12, 2009 as the carpet installer fell out of a Holiday Inn Express window and landed on his head. Sadly, the man later died from his injuries after being transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
This fall accident is still being investigated to determine the exact cause of the incident and whether or not any safety regulations were violated. Similar fall accidents have been known to occur due to lack of fall protection, slippery surfaces, negligent actions of fellow employees, or other safety rules being forgotten or broken by employers.
If it is determined that the man’s employer, or a third party, is responsible for some form of negligence that contributed to the accident and the man’s subsequent death, then the deceased man’s family may seek compensation for loss of companionship, loss of past and future wages, funeral expenses, and medical bills.
Considering underlying workers’ compensation issues, filing such claims can often be very complex. However, with qualified legal counsel on your side, you can be sure that a thorough and independent investigation into the wrongful death will be conducted so that negligent parties may be held accountable.
Wrongful death accidents are tragic, partly because of their unexpected and swift occurrence, and especially due to the fact that nothing can bring back a loved one. If you believe that your loved one’s death was caused by another person’s negligence, whether the death was caused by an auto accident, construction accident, or a work-related incident, the skilled Seattle work related wrongful death lawyers at the Bernard Law Group can be of assistance. We have helped many surviving family members of wrongful death victims hold negligent parties respnsible for their actions and liable for all damages associated with the incidents their negligence led to. Please don’t hesitate to call the Bernard Law Group today for a free consultation at 1-800-418-8282.