Massachusetts residents may be interested in hearing about a recent work accident that occurred in another state. According to reports, an employee of Ford has suffered critical injuries after a wall collapsed, and he could pursue workers' compensation benefits. An employee of a subcontractor was also killed.
According to reports there was a concrete wall of significant size that was being worked on inside the Ford assembly plant. As the contract company was working on the wall, a large section of it fell. It fell directly on top of one of the contract workers. The 45-year-old man was transported to a local hospital. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries later that day.
A 48-year-old Ford employee was also injured. He slipped and fell on the concrete after the wall collapsed. He was also transported to a local hospital and reportedly suffered critical injuries. Ford says that the company is in full cooperation with the necessary authorities for the investigation into the accident.
The immediate family members of the subcontractor who died has the right to pursue workers' compensation death benefits through the insurance offered by his employer. In a similar fashion, the Ford employee who was injured has the right to pursue workers' compensation through Ford's policy. For Massachusetts residents in similar situations, the assistance of an experienced workers' compensation attorney may prove beneficial during the application process. With the help of an experienced attorney, an injured worker or his or her family may find the process easier and less time-consuming.
Source: CBS Chicago, "One Killed, One Critically Injured After Wall Collapse At Ford Plant On South Side", Jan. 2, 2016