For an Oklahoma family, having to say goodbye to a loved one as she leaves for work, only to never see her again, is likely to be an extremely traumatic experience. After a death that resulted from a workplace injury, the family may naturally be overwhelmed with grief, and in addition they will also have to face the high costs of a funeral and burial. Before long they will likely be facing financial difficulties due to the loss of income of the deceased family member. A tragedy like this happened to a family in another state some months ago.
Losing a loved one, regardless of their age, is a distressing experience. To see that person leave for work and never come back again can produce unexpected anxiety along with financial hardship. When a worker in Oklahoma dies as the result of a workplace injury, not only will the family have to cope without the companionship of their loved one, they will also have to deal with the loss of income and final expenses related to the death.
Under the laws put into place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers are required to provide a safe working environment for their employees. While reducing the risks for a workplace injury is something taken very seriously by both federal and state agencies, accidents can still occur. An Oklahoma man was recently injured while working on a construction site.