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Four Common Wisconsin Wrongful Death Causes in the Workplace

Nearly everyone goes to work expecting to go home at the end of the day. For some people this does not happen. All too often, a worker will clock in but never get to clock out. This is because workplace accidents are one of the most common causes for wrongful deaths in Wisconsin,

By law, the workplace must meet certain criteria to allow all workers to do their jobs without the fear of injury or death. When these safety standards are overlooked, serious injuries and even fatal accidents can occur. Depending on the type of job, the wrongful death can be caused by a number of things.

Four common causes of Milwaukee wrongful death cases that occur on the jobsite are:

  • Highway and traffic accidents. Many jobs require the employee to spend a great amount of time on the road. Garbage collectors, police officers, ambulance drivers, delivery workers, and taxi drivers are all examples. These jobs put them at risk of being involved in an accident that may result in death. Commuters are also at risk of being involved in a deadly accident.
  • Falls. Jobs such as construction and maintenance workers are commonly exposed to jobsite hazards that may cause a death due to a fall. Many deaths caused by a fall in the workplace are a result of negligence or faulty equipment.
  • Homicides. Homicides in the workplace are often associated with jobs in the service industry. This threat is hard to defend against, as the victim is usually unaware of the situation.
  • Object and equipment injuries. Working around heavy equipment poses a threat when the equipment is used inappropriately or has a malfunction. The slightest mishap can have dire consequences.

If you have lost a loved one due to a death in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Milwaukee wrongful death attorney at Hupy and Abraham to discuss your legal options. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham