Whether a lawsuit can be brought for someone who dies while at work depends on who is responsible for the death. If an employee dies at work and the death was caused by an employer or a co-employee, a personal injury lawsuit cannot be filed against the co-employee or the employer. However, heirs may still recover workers’ compensation benefits, as provided by law.When an employee is killed on the job by a third party’s negligence, then a wrongful death claim can be brought by the legal heirs. This is a very complex area of law, especially if the death occurred at a construction site and general contractors and subcontractors are involved. Consulting with our wrongful death lawyers at Demas Law Group, P.C., is strongly recommended.
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