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Tennessee worker hurt at work and dies in Wrigley Plant

Tennessee residents are frequently hurt while performing their job duties. Fortunately, help is available. When a Tennessee employee is hurt at work, he or she may be eligible to file for workers' compensation benefits.

Recently, an employee of the Wrigley Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was killed after suffering a catastrophic workplace injury. The employee was using a ladder, carrying out her usual job tasks, when a forklift struck the ladder. The woman fell from the ladder and suffered serious injuries that resulted in her death.

A neighbor who knew the woman was deeply saddened by her loss. The neighbor said she was beautiful, kind and well liked in her neighborhood. She described her as someone who waved at everyone, and stated that she was sociable and outgoing. Out of respect for the woman's family members and friends, the Wrigley Plant declined from commenting about the woman's death, aside from confirming that the accident took place and that she suffered serious injury.

Whenever a Tennessee resident is hurt at work, he or she has the right to file for workers' compensation benefits. Even in cases where a worker is killed on the job, family members can file for their workers' compensation benefits to help pay for end-of-life expenses, and handle other financial burdens that come as a result of losing someone so suddenly. Such compensation can be exceedingly beneficial to a family who is going through the pain of loss, and trying to deal with the difficulties of losing a member of their family.

Source: newschannel9.com, Workplace Accident Kills Chattanooga Woman, Jerry Askin, Oct. 22, 2013

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