Workers’ compensation benefits in Ohio are important for workers and their families to be familiar with. They can provide protections against both workplace accidents that result in injuries, as well as for families in unthinkable circumstances such as a fatal workplace accident.

A worker was recently killed in a fatal workplace accident in Ohio. In an Ohio community a couple of hours north of the Columbus area, a worker was recently killed on the job while a portion of a building collapsed on him. Demolition work was being done on an industrial building when part of the building collapsed on the victim, killing him. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

A fatal workplace accident can leave families struggling and wondering what to do. Workers’ compensation benefits can help protect injured workers and their families following an industrial worker accident or any workplace accident, including if it results in the death of the workers and a tremendous loss to surviving family members and loved ones. Workers’ compensation benefits can provide protections for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as death benefits for families struggling to cope with the changes associated with losing a loved one in a fatal workplace accident.

Surviving family members may be left without the companionship, support and services of the victim but also facing unexpected financial challenges. Workers’ compensation is an option available in Ohio to help them so it is important they understand the process of applying for benefits and their rights to the benefits they need after losing a loved one in a workplace accident.