Seasoned Natick, MA DPW Employee Fatally Injured in “Freak Accident”

A long-time employee of the town of Natick was killed and a second town employee was injured Tuesday night while making emergency repairs to a water line.

According to reports, six members of the Department of Public Works went to repair a water line break. Two of the employees on scene were working in a trench, when a backhoe was accidentally pulled forward and the stabilizer struck the workers.

No other information was provided and police and town officials are continuing their investigation of the incident.

For family members of those who have been killed on the job, there is undoubtedly no amount of monetary compensation that can recompense their loss of life. Family members including spouses and children may file a wrongful death and/or workers’ compensation claim to receive financial relief. Immediate family members may be entitled to recover up to 60% of the deceased worker’s average weekly wage as well as other benefits.

These types of cases tend to be complex and it is advisable to enlist the assistance of an experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney to discuss your options and rights and whether you might be entitled to receiving benefits. At the law offices of Altman & Altman our seasoned attorneys have nearly fifty years of experience handling all types of workers’ compensation cases as well as wrongful death cases. Upon review of your case, our team of attorneys will investigate all aspects of your case to determine whether you qualify to file for a claim.

If you or a loved one was involved in a workplace accident, or if your loved one was the victim of a workplace death, call one of lawyers at Altman & Altman for consultation. Our attorneys are available around the clock to answer any questions you might have about your case, and all initial consultations are completely free and confidential.

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