By Farhan Naqvi, Wrongful Death Lawyer in Las Vegas
What if a forklift operator in a Summerlin warehouse is killed when a five-story shelving unit falls on him?
What if a construction worker dies from injuries sustained during a building collapse in Green Valley?
What if a lab worker in Boulder City suffocates due to exposure to toxic fumes released during a laboratory accident?
Can any of their heirs sue their employers for wrongful death?
If any of these workers were covered under their companies’ workmen’s compensation insurance, then in most cases their families are not allowed to sue their employers for wrongful death.
However, if these individuals were contractors as opposed to full-time employees, then they may be entitled to damages from a wrongful death lawsuit.
In addition, if a third party was determined to be the cause of the accident in any of the above scenarios, then this party can be sued for wrongful death by the loved ones of the decedents.
Hopefully, you will never need to file a lawsuit for wrongful death against anyone. But if you must do so, here are some suggestions for bolstering your case:
- Compile, preserve, and organize whatever evidence that can help your case.
- Make sure that the workplace accident is investigated – either by a government agency or an independent party.
- Assemble employee accounts and witness statements of what happened before, during, and after the accident.
A qualified personal injury attorney can help you not only file a wrongful death lawsuit, but also with navigating the investigatory process pertaining to the workplace accident.
About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.