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Understanding your right to workers' compensation

When employees in Virginia think about their workplace, they likely think about the specific task that they are undertaking. They may not think about the dangers that they could face in a workplace accident. It's often difficult for people to imagine that a workplace accident could really happen to them. However, Virginia workers should know that workplace accidents are common.

What are the necessary elements in a wrongful death lawsuit?

It can be devastating for any Virginia resident when a family member is killed in an unexpected accident. It can take people months or years to move on from this person's death. In many cases, surviving family members are a left without a breadwinner, someone to look after the children, without the love and support of a husband or wife or without the guidance of the parent.

Dangers of workplace falls for Virginia workers

Losing a loved one is never easy. Not only do people feel the emotional pain of their loved one's absence, but often a person's death can also result in serious financial consequences for those who remain. When a loved one's death is caused by the negligence of another person, the death can be even more painful. This is because the death could have been avoided if more care had been used. In these cases, surviving family members are unexpectedly left to deal with the financial and emotional fallout caused by the serious accident.

How can workers protect themselves from electrical injuries?

Almost everyone works in some capacity with electricity -- even if it's just in an office where electricity powers the lights and computers needed to work. However, some workers have a more intimate relationship with electricity. They understand, first hand, just how dangerous it can be. They know that workplace deaths occur because of electrical mishaps and injuries. This includes deaths like the recent tragic story highlighted on this blog. In that case, a falling electrical line knocked a worker to his death.

Virginia worker killed in power line accident

Without electricity, the world would be a very different place. Therefore, a stable and reliable supply of electricity is important for most Virginia residents. In order to ensure that people have the electricity they need, power company workers risk their physical safety to install and maintain electrical lines. While this job is often done without issues, when workplace accidents happen for these worker, death or serious injury is likely.