Salt Lake City Construction Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer
Construction work is a dangerous profession, and fatal accidents are not at all uncommon. If your family member recently passed away in a jobsite accident, seek justice through financial compensation with help from a Salt Lake City construction accident wrongful death lawyer.
If someone you love was hurt or killed in a construction accident, determining what to do next can be incredibly stressful. You are already experiencing the anguish associated with losing someone close to you, but how do you hold the right party responsible if negligence has occurred on a jobsite?
A Salt Lake City construction accident wrongful death lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you find the answers to questions like this and provide the guidance and support you need to navigate the legal process and seek financial compensation.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Fatal accidents are actually so common in the construction industry that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has actually identified a “fatal four” that consists of the accident types most likely to end with a death:
- Electrocutions – Construction sites often involve exposed wiring and potential exposure to high voltages. These accidents can lead to serious burns, and deaths are quite common.
- Falls from Heights – Workers often have to work at great heights, and one slip can be fatal. Even safety equipment might not prevent the fall if it is faulty in some way.
- Struck-By Accidents – These accidents include being hit by a falling object and being struck by machinery or vehicles.
- Caught In or Between Machinery – Getting trapped in heavy machinery can easily result in serious injury and death.
Why You Should Seek Compensation for a Worksite Death
Families who seek compensation after a wrongful death on a construction site do so for many different reasons. For some, compensation may provide a sense of justice. Others may seek compensation for any of the following reasons:
- Reduce financial losses for the family
- Help care for and raise children
- Pay for a funeral or burial
Even if other benefits apply, or if you are granted money through other means, it may not cover all of the associated expenses. A wrongful death claim can provide extra coverage for struggling families, allowing you to focus on healing rather than the expense of what’s happened.
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Utah?
According to Utah law, the people who can sue for wrongful death include the surviving spouse, adult children, parents, stepchildren, other inheriting blood relatives, and the estate’s personal representative. If you are unsure whether you qualify to file, our office will be able to help you find out.
Call an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Salt Lake City
If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident, it can be difficult to even consider a wrongful death lawsuit. However, financial compensation could help you achieve justice on behalf of your deceased loved one and prevent the same accident from happening to someone else in the future.
At Craig Swapp & Associates, we can examine the details of your case and make sure that you and the surviving family members get the justice you deserve. If you have lost someone in a construction accident, call us toll free at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the form below for a free, no-obligation consultation.