Thursday, April 14, 2016

U-Haul Employee Killed in Tragic Accident at Dallas Facility

An employee at a U-Haul in Dallas was killed in a tragic on-the-job accident. The employee was directing a customer who had rented a U-Haul truck to back the truck up near a building in order to attach a trailer hitch. The customer accidentally accelerated, which pinned the employee between the building and the U-Haul truck. The employee died instantly.
In tragic cases like this one, in which an employee is killed on the job, the employee’s family can seek benefits through the worker’s compensation program. Typically, if an employee is killed or injured on the job, the employee or his or her family can obtain benefits for lost wages, medical expenses, and funeral expenses, as well as survivor’s benefits.
However, in most cases it’s much better for the employee and/or his or her family members to file a personal injury lawsuit. There are many more potential damages available in a lawsuit as opposed to a worker’s compensation claim. However, if the employer provides worker’s compensation insurance for the employee, in most cases the employer cannot be directly sued. A third party could be sued though. For example, if a worker was injured by a defective machine, the worker could sue the machine’s manufacturer.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in the workplace, call the Plano workplace accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call to learn more.

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