Whenever a worker is killed on the job, it is a tragedy. However, when that worker is killed because of the inexperience of someone many miles away, it does not take a Philadelphia Job Site Injury Attorney to know that it makes the situation that much worse for the worker’s loved ones.
The worker who was killed had been repairing the tracks of the railroad where the recent large accident occurred when two trains collided and injured 70 people. The 52 year old worker had been working as much as possible in an effort to rebuild those tracks when an inexperienced railway traffic controller sent a train onto the same tracks by mistake. The worker was hit and killed by the train. The incident is currently under investigation. The worker had been a 27 year veteran at the time of his death. He was known as someone who often tried to train younger workers on how to do the dangerous job properly.
While there are many types of workplace accidents, no matter how an injury or death occurs, the family often only wants to try to recover from the loss. In an effort to do so, they often require assistance from an attorney who can help them to receive a settlement from the employer or insurance company who covered the injured or deceased worker at the time.
A good first step in that process is to immediately report to the employer, if possible, all of the details of the accident, including how it happened, who was involved and what the injuries were that the worker suffered. If the worker died, it is still important to record any associated bills and costs to be included in the settlement. While the process may seem macabre, it is the best chance the family will have to recover from the accident.
Trying to move on from the loss of a loved one is a long and daunting process. Seeking out assistance is often the best way to ensure that recovery is a smooth as possible.
Source: Newsday, “Robert Luden’s death in Metro-North track accident has top union seeking changes,” Thomas Zambito, June 4, 2013.