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Workers' compensation: Man dies after injury at UPS facility

When the Occupational Health and Safety Administration investigates a work accident, it typically evaluates employee training, equipment condition, the safety of the work environment and other factors. Following an OHSA investigation, employers in violation of some policies can face serious fines. Unfortunately for workers, unsafe work environments or improper training can result in injury, for which they are likely entitled to pursue a workers' compensation claim.

Sadly, a Kentucky family may be filing a workers' compensation claim for death benefits in the aftermath of their loved one's death. The 43-year-old employee was working in a UPS facility when suffered a serious injury while working on a piece of equipment. Despite medical treatment, he did not survive.

The details of the events preceding the accident have not been reported, and it has not been determined if the accident occurred due to faulty equipment or a user error by the employee. OHSA is expected to investigate the accident. Reportedly, it is the third serious injury for the facility in 2018. Earlier this year an employee died following an explosion, and another employee died in an unusual lawn mower accident.

Although workers' compensation benefits are designed to assist employees with costs related to a work injury, filing a claim through the state-managed insurance system is often difficult and confusing. Kentucky attorneys can help workers secure the compensation they need for their care and support. When a loved one dies in a workplace accident, surviving family members may qualify for death benefits. Death benefit compensation can assist a family with burial costs as well as loss of income for a stipulated time period.

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