Workers' compensation: Florida job site tragedy | Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa

Workers’ compensation: Florida job site tragedy

Construction work typically ranks high on most lists regarding risks for injury on the job. Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that provides benefits to employees when a workplace accident results in injury. Sadly, not all workers survive their injuries, such as one man who was recently trapped in a trench under a heavy mound of dirt.

Two workers were in the trench when the tragedy occurred on a recent Monday afternoon. At some point, dirt collapsed into the trench, entrapping both employees. Rescue workers transported one of the men to a nearby hospital. He was listed in serious condition.

The other man was taken to a different hospital, though he did not survive. Police say their investigation of the incident remains active. It is not yet known what or who may have caused the dirt to collapse. Investigations like this can take weeks, even months to conclude, and it is common for the Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration to launch an investigation of its own after a worker has been fatally injured on a job.

Many Florida companies and communities have grieved the loss of workers in similar job site accidents. Benefits collected from filing a workers’ compensation claim can be used to pay medical bills and replace lost wages. The immediate family of a worker killed in an on-the-job accident can consult with an experienced workers’ comp attorney to discuss entitlement to survivors’ benefits. An injured worker may also find legal consultation helpful, especially if an insurance carrier denies an initial claim.

Icon Testimonials Client Testimonials

I was injured at work directly due to poor management decisions. I worked as a lifeguard and a child that was in the care of the day care facility on the campus ran away. He was in immediate danger. I…
I have recommended Jonathan Levy and his law firm to my friends and one of them became his client. I am truly grateful for everything Jonathan Levy and his team have done on my behalf. He is truly a wonderful attorney.
Faithe C.

Much to my surprise not only did they win my lawsuit but I ended up getting 3 times the original amount I was expecting to get! I could not have been more pleased with the staff and the outcome.
Allison M.

If it wasn’t for your help, I know I wouldn’t have been able to win my case. I know that it was far away for you to come to Miami but your professionalism was outstanding. I will always recommend you.
Maria W.

You might say you were even just doing your job, however, I think it’s essential that you realize how fortunate I am to have such a trusted esteemed attorney in my corner, blessed really.

See All Testimonials