By Fred Lewis
It’s astounding to realize: a new report from MSNBC revealed that more Americans died as a result of workplace accidents in 2009 alone, than during the entire course of the nine-year Iraq War.
The number of people killed on the job in the United States in 2009 was 4,551. As of May 18, 2011, the number of servicemen killed in combat totaled 4,770. Nevertheless, an estimated 50,0000 people also die each year of work-related diseases such as illnesses suffered from asbestos exposure or chemical inhalation. As one MSNBC reporter put it, “it’s as if a fully loaded Boeing 737-700 crashed every day” for a year.
In Idaho families of a deceased Idaho workers cannot sue their loved one’s former employer in a wrongful death claim. Their only recourse is to bring a claim under the Idaho Workers Compensation Laws. Most times these benefits of up to 500 weeks of Idaho Workers Compensation benefits are paid out to the dependents of the deceased Idaho worker without a fight. However, that is not always the case.
If you have lost a loved to a workplace accident and the Idaho Workers Compensation insurance company is denying your claim, you will need to hire an experienced Idaho Workers Compensation Attorney. Call me at 208-232-6101. I will answer your questions for free, no obligation. Remember, you only have one year to bring the Idaho Workers Compensation death claim in most cases, so don’t delay!
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