When an Oklahoma family loses a loved one who was the breadwinner of the family, they could face severe financial hardship. When a railroad worker sustains a fatal workplace injury, the dependants of the deceased may have to cope with lost wages, medical bills and the typical high costs of a funeral and burial. Depending upon the type of railroad worker involved and the laws of the state where the fatal accident occurred, the victim's family likely has a claim for death benefits under state workers' compensation laws or the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) for compensation.
Men and women who work construction in Oklahoma and other places in the world too often are victims of extreme workplace accidents. Someone might fall from a significant height. Maybe a roof caves in and a worker falls to suffer a back injury or even death.