Virginia Work Injury Lawyers

Work Related Fatalities

Losing a loved one because of a fatal accident can be one of the most difficult and overwhelming times of your life. In these cases, a an attorney at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC in Richmond, VA, will work diligently on your behalf to help ensure your family receives just compensation while you focus on what matters most. We are dedicated to helping victims and their loved ones, and our compassionate attorneys have extensive experience counseling and representing family members of the deceased. Contact Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC today to get in touch with a member of our firm.

Common Contributing Factors

A dark-haired woman with her hand on her foreheadA wrongful death can occur in nearly any workplace. Often, death cases involve some common situations or factors, including:

Construction Accidents

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the world because workers can face many significant hazards on a daily basis. Construction accidents involving falls from a height, power tools, heavy equipment, electrical and chemical hazards, open pits, overhead obstacles, or falling objects can frequently result in the loss of life.

Forklift Accidents

Even when operated at low speeds, forklifts can pose incredible risk to operators and the those around them. These machines are designed to carry extremely heavy loads, which can obstruct the operator's view. In addition, their narrow design makes them prone to rollovers.

Truck Accidents

Trucks weigh significantly more than standard passenger vehicles, which means they require a greater distance to come to a stop. In addition to other drivers, trucks also pose a risk to pedestrians, since visibility out of the cabin is often poor. Even at slow speeds, a collision with a truck can be fatal.

Electrical Accidents

Electricians, construction workers, utility workers, and mechanics can all be exposed to dangerous electrical hazards during the course of a normal workday.

Equipment Accidents

Power tools, agricultural machines, and other types of mechanical equipment can pose a significant risk to users. If a loved one was killed in an equipment accident, take action today and consult a workplace injury attorney at our practice.

Establishing a Liability Claim in Addition to a Work Injury Claim

Sometimes, we are able to show that another person or business besides the employer acted negligently, and that this negligence directly or indirectly lead to your loved one's death. In that event you may have a civil liability wrongful death claim as well as a work injury claim.

If we are able to show that negligence of another party not connected to your employment was a contributing factor in your loved one's death, you and your family may be entitled to receive damages for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of wages, loss of future income, pain and suffering, and more. Rest assured, we will have your best interests in mind and work diligently to maximize your recovery.

Get the Support You Need

At Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC , we are dedicated to helping the families of wrongful death victims, and we know how trying this time can be. Reach out to our legal practice today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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