Construction Fatality at AZ Hospital May Be Wrongful Death
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 08, 2016 in Workers' Compensation
Few industries in the world are as dangerous as the construction industry, as more people are injured and killed in this line of work than in any other profession. Tragically, that reality was once again hammered home when a construction worker was killed while working on a project at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The worker who was killed was not identified, but these types of situations tend to lead to calls for help to Phoenix wrongful death lawyers in order to obtain guidance.
What Laws May Apply in This Instance?
According to the reports that are available, the worker was killed last week while working for the Kitchell Corporation, a Phoenix-based construction firm that's been in business for approximately 60 years. What seems somewhat strange is that few if any facts regarding the nature of the Phoenix construction site accident that occurred and how the worker was killed have been released. In addition, the name of the person who was killed has also been withheld. A company spokesperson stated that the process and the investigation was being handled by the firm and the appropriate authorities.
When someone is killed while working on an Arizona construction site, there are two types of laws that could govern the aftermath of the situation. One area of law is worker's compensation, and this would be an appropriate avenue to pursue if the worker was killed during the normal course of performing his duties and if he or she was killed by workers of the same company who were also within their scope of duties. Arizona has death benefits available that can be obtained, but they must be pursued properly.
Another area of law that could be relevant to a death resulting from an Arizona construction site accident is Arizona personal injury law. This type of law could prevail if the worker was killed by a third party or if he or she was killed because of a dangerous working condition that should have been removed by the employer. These situations generally involve the filing of Arizona wrongful death lawsuits.
Have More Questions?
If you have lost someone you love because of an Arizona construction site accident, you need to seek the help of Arizona construction accident injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in Phoenix, AZ.