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Workers' compensation: Man dies on construction site

Large construction sites in Kentucky take a considerable amount of coordination and project managing to complete a project. Large-scale projects require a considerable amount of labor, supplies and equipment. Despite safety gear, policies and procedures, accidents are not uncommon. Employers are mandated to provide employees with workers' compensation insurance benefits in the unfortunate event of an accident to assist in any related medical expenses. One family in another state may be eligible for insurance benefits after a tragic accident at a large construction site.

The accident occurred at a large construction site. Workers were completing work on a $24 million 420 bed apartment complex that would likely be used for college students. The worker that was injured was working for a subcontractor on the project at the time of the accident. Specific details of the accident were not publicized. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to perform an investigation of the events prior to the incident.

The 55-year-old worker suffered serious injuries. Apparently, he was not stable enough to be airlifted to a trauma center and was transported by ambulance. Emergency workers had hoped he would stabilize at the medical facility prior to being transported for specialized care. Unfortunately, he did not survive.

As in this tragedy, other workers may not survive injuries suffered on a job site. Kentucky lawyers familiar with the complicated workers' compensation system can advise families of their eligibility for possible benefits for medical expenses and death benefits. When a worker dies, the system typically provides compensation to dependent family members. Although compensation will not alter the sad circumstances, it can assist in the transition as a family copes with the emotional and financial loss.

Source: timesdaily.com, "Man dies after work accident", Tom Smith, Nov. 17, 2017

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