Warehouse Accident: Can I Hold an Employer Liable?

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, earlier this month, a man was killed in a warehouse accident at a business park in the city. Photo of forklift

Reports indicate that on April 7, 66-year-old was driving a floor sweeper when he ran into a rail and was killed. The warehouse involved in the incident is an 89,000-square-foot office and distribution space that serves Chicken Express restaurants in Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

The accident remains under investigation and no further details were released.

Family Member Died in a Warehouse Accident– What Can I Do?

Warehouse accidents are common in the U.S. due to heavy traffic and moving going on at sites. Some of the most common warehouse activities that lead to injuries and death in Texas involve slip and falls, fires, transportation accidents and the improper handling of materials.

At the end of the day, if you are working in a warehouse, your employer has a duty to make sure that you are safe. If your loved one has died in a warehouse accident or you have been injured, it may be wise to speak to an attorney about pursuing litigation.

Through a wrongful death lawsuit, or potentially a third party or workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to hold a neglectful employer liable. Sadly, many families do not realize that they may be entitled to money based on the projected income a victim would have earned over his or her career following an accident. While no amount of money will ever bring your loved one back, it can help you obtain justice, closure and stability after a death.

Our Austin workplace accident lawyer works thoroughly to make sure that the family members are cared for following fatal accidents, exploring every possible source of damages, while providing compassion.

The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Personal Injury Attorney

Source: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/article17725883.html



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