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Deadly construction accidents may leave families struggling

When a family loses a loved one, the impacts can affect many areas of their lives. Certainly, the emotional toll may be felt the strongest, but financial repercussions can often feel the most pressing. If construction accidents lead to worker deaths, the surviving families may find themselves looking to workers' compensation for assistance.

One family in New York may be hoping to gain financial help after a recent event. Reports stated that a 52-year-old man was working as part of a construction team when he fell from some scaffolding. The man was reportedly between 15 and 20 feet high when he fell. Another worker on the site called emergency services after the incident, and emergency crews arrived at the scene before transporting the man to an area hospital.

The incident resulted in the man suffering head and chest injuries, and after arriving at the hospital, the man went into cardiac arrest. He did not survive and was declared deceased hours after the initial incident. At the time of the report, the accident was still under investigation, and it is likely that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also investigate.

Unfortunately, New York construction accidents could often have this type of outcome. As a result, many families may find themselves facing financial struggles due to funeral expenses, lost income and other related issues. Workers' compensation benefits may be able to help eligible families make ends meet, but because the process for obtaining such assistance could prove complex, interested parties may wish to gain the assistance of knowledgeable attorneys.

Source:, "Northern Westchester Construction Worker Falls To Death", Oct. 4, 2017

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