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UPS worker killed on the job in North Carolina

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2021 | Workers' Compensation |

Just a few weeks ago in North Carolina, a 23-year-old male was doing his job when he was gunned down. Sadly, he died from his injuries. The person responsible has been arrested, and while that may bring some comfort to the victims family, it doesn’t offer them the relief they may need during this difficult time. Thankfully, workerscompensation benefits might.

What happened?

According to reports, the young man who worked for UPS was out delivering packages when he was shot. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but his injuries were too severe, and he passed away. Police were reportedly in a standoff with the individual responsible for the shooting for some time but ultimately were able to take him into custody without incident. The accused has since been charged with murder. The motive behind the shooting is unknown.

How can workerscompensation help?

Few people may realize that workerscompensation is not just for those who suffer injuries or illnesses related to their jobs. There are death benefits available to the family members of those who suffer fatal workplace injuries. These benefits, if awarded, can help these families pay for funeral expenses and cover lost income—among other things. It is certainly worth looking into and applying for.

Get help filing a workercomp claim

Filing for workerscompensation death benefits in North Carolina may seem complicated and confusing. Thankfully, this is a claim this victims family does not have to make on their own. An experienced workerscompensation attorney can help them seek relief by assisting them with the claims process and, if necessary, the appeals process as well.