Whether in North Carolina or some other state, most workers are covered by workers’ compensation. The system provides benefits to those injured on the job, and it provides death benefits to the surviving loved ones of those killed in a job-related accident. Unfortunately, the surviving family members of one man in another state are likely considering their options for receiving workers’ compensation death benefits after their loved one was killed in an accident at a Toyota plant.
The accident occurred at a plant that manufactures Toyota vehicles in a nearby state. It happened around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The victim was described as a 39-year-old man, but the report did not mention exactly what caused the accident or what happened other than to say something had fallen on the worker, leading to fatal injuries.
The plant is located in Georgetown, Kentucky. No word was given as to the safety record of the plant, but manufacturing is an industry that sees more than its share of work-related accidents. Officials with Toyota said they were cooperating with authorities, who are continuing to investigate the accident. Toyota officials also issued a statement about how saddened they were by the accident and the sympathy they feel for the man’s surviving loved ones.
As they come to terms with their loss, the victim’s surviving family members are likely also concerned with how they will make ends meet while covering final expenses and any related health care costs. They can work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to get a full understanding of their rights and options. Likewise, anyone in North Carolina who suffered injuries in a job-related incident or lost a loved one because of a work-related accident has every right to consult a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible for help receiving all applicable benefits.