The family of a person who died on the job is entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. However, securing those benefits often requires the assistance of an experienced Austin workers’ compensation lawyer.
Many families qualify for workers’ compensation death benefits based on the projected income the victim would have earned over a full career. However, because this amount is only a fraction of the damages available under the wrongful death laws in Texas, we look for other defendants who can be held accountable for your losses.
Three Oilfield Employees Killed after Rear-Ending School Bus in South Texas
In South Texas, three oilfield workers were killed on January 30 after their vehicle rear-ended a school bus as they were returning from an overnight shift.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. as seven workers were traveling on an interstate in a passenger van to return home from work. The van collided with the back of the school bus as it was pulling in an RV park to pick up a student.
The impact of the crash forced the van to roll over, causing significant damage. According to police officials investigating the accident, there were no skid marks at the scene, leading investigators to believe that the driver of the van never hit the brakes, and that driver fatigue may have been an issue.
Three of the oilfield workers, including the driver of the van, were dead when first responders arrived at the scene. The four remaining passengers in the van were rushed to a local hospital. There were 12 students on the school bus involved in the crash, but thankfully none were seriously injured.
If your loved one died on the job, call us today at (512) 474-8346 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation of your case. We can let you know up front if you have a legitimate chance of receiving compensation for your loss. You can also contact us online.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Workers’ Compensation Attorney