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 victim’s family, it doesn’t offer them the relief they may need during this difficult time. Thankfully, workers’ compensation benefits might.
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 workers’ compensation help?
Few people may realize that workers’ compensation 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 worker’ comp claim
Filing for in North Carolina may seem complicated and confusing. Thankfully, this is a claim this victim’s family does not have to make on their own. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help them seek relief by assisting them with the claims process and, if necessary, the appeals process as well.