Structural collapses continue to be a major safety concern for construction workers in North Carolina and across the nation. Incidents involving even a partial collapse in the surrounding structure could place the lives of nearby workers in jeopardy. One person died during a recent construction accident in another state after he was struck by a collapsed rebar column.
The incident reportedly occurred on a recent Saturday as the man was operating on the construction site of a project to build an electric train system at an airport. For reasons unknown, a column of rebar suddenly collapsed and hit him. Although emergency responders were called out to the site, officials advised that the man was pronounced dead at the scene soon thereafter.
Fatal construction accidents run the unfortunate chance of leaving family members grieving over an untimely loss. With the extensive costs of end-of-life expenses and the likelihood of a sudden loss of income, such incidents could also leave surviving loved ones facing dire financial hardships. While families who experience a similar scenario might be eligible for financial assistance through the workers’ compensation insurance system, they might not be certain how best to approach the process.
Families who suffer the loss of a loved one in a construction accident and wish to know more about their available options for compensation could benefit from seeking guidance as soon as possible. By consulting with an attorney, a person in North Carolina could obtain much-needed advice on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can evaluate the situation a client is facing and assist him or her in seeking the full amount of compensation achievable through all applicable outlets.