Every single day, Tennessee workers go to their workplaces and do their job so that they can put food on the table, feed their families and do their best to achieve the American dream. Unfortunately, some jobs are far more dangerous than others, and serious accidents at work can happen. The loss of a positive contributor to the community is always a difficult tragedy to cope with, both for friends and family members. Fortunately, as family members struggle to make ends meet without the much-needed income provided by this person, workers' compensation is available to help them get through this difficult time.
Recently, an on-the-job accident took the life of an employee of a tire company. The Tennessee accident occurred on Monday, Nov. 18. According to a representative of the tire company, two trucks were being serviced when one of them was started while in gear. The truck suddenly lunged forward and struck one employee, which caused that employee to suffer catastrophic head injuries.
Although the man was flown by helicopter to a hospital, doctors were unable to save him. He succumbed to his injuries later that day. The president of the tire company expressed his heartfelt sympathy to friends and family members. According to the president, the tire company is currently conducting an investigation into the incident to determine the actual cause and exactly what happened. The president also stated that every action will be taken to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again.
Whenever a Tennessee resident is injured or killed in an on-the-job accident, that person and/or his family members may seek financial assistance by filing a workers' compensation claim. Workers' compensation benefits typically include money to help cover medical care at the hospital and money to help cover rehabilitation services. In addition, for the family members of fatal accident victims, these state regulated insurance benefits can include a lost income package for covered dependents.
Source: wjhl.com, Man dies after serious injury on the job at Free Service Tire, No author, Nov. 18, 2013