Workplace Accidents and Deaths at Work
Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawyers
Americans spend many hours each day in the workplace. While there are some occupations that are more hazardous than others, the threat of possible injury looms in any working environment. Employers are responsible for taking all appropriate steps to promote workplace safety, whether this entails adherence to external regulations or conducting routine oversight of the workspace.
Tragically, individuals may be in danger of losing their lives if their employers fail to observe standard safety protocols. If you have been forced to cope with the unexpected and premature loss of a loved one due to the negligence of his or her employer, you may be able to pursue the resources that you need to address related expenses. Contact the Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 888-979-7298.
Causes of Workplace Accidents
Depending upon the nature of your loved one’s occupation, there may or may not have been an expected degree of risk involved. But regardless, an employer must take reasonable pains to prevent the occurrence of dangerous accidents. Regrettably, these accidents sometimes occur due to some form of employer negligence. These forms of negligence may include:
- Negligent hiring (hiring unqualified employees)
- Failure to provide adequate safety equipment
- Failure to maintain machinery
- Improper or inadequate training
Employers who commit these actions may be held legally liable for the wrongful death of an employee who is fatally injured. Families of victims may be entitled to financial compensation for the loss of their loved ones.
The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are passionately committed to helping our clients to ensure that negligent employers are held accountable for the irreparable harm that they have caused. Contact us today at 888-979-7298 for the compassionate and experienced legal representation that you deserve.