Workers’ compensation benefits provide a variety of support for injured workers and their families. A fatal workplace accident recently claimed the life of a 56-year-old Ohio worker. The man died when he was caught in between boxes and a conveyor belt and crushed. The workplace accident occurred as workers were loading products onto a truck. The worker was pinned for 10 minutes prior to being extricated. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The fatal workplace accident was the third fatal workplace accident that has recently occurred in central Ohio. Injured workers and surviving family members of workers killed in a fatal workplace accident rely on important workers’ compensation protections to help them through one of the most difficult periods of their lives. As a result, it is important for injured workers and their families to be familiar with the protections available to them.

In addition, inured workers and their families should also be familiar with how to ensure they receive the benefits available to them and can help them through the challenges they face after a workplace accident. Death benefits may be available through workers’ compensation to surviving family members. Workers’ compensation benefits that may be available to injured victims include benefits for medical expenses and lost wages.

A workplace accident can cause devastation for injured workers and their families, making workers’ compensation benefits an important resource to understand. Injured workers and families of workers killed in a fatal workplace accident should always know where to turn when harmed.