What Compensation Is Available In A Florida Toxic Exposure Wrongful Death Case?
Question: My husband died at work from carbon monoxide. His employer seems to be treating me nicely, but I don’t know what I should be receiving as a settlement. Should I file a lawsuit anyways, or see what they offer me first?
Answer: We are truly sorry to hear about your husband’s death, and would encourage you to seek legal counsel before settling with your husband’s employer. Although the employer may be kind to you following your husband’s passing, their insurance company will be handling the settlement. Even if an insurance adjuster sounds compassionate over the phone, he or she has a job to do. That job is to save their company money, and they do this by offering lower settlements than what cases are worth.
By filing a lawsuit, you can ensure you and your family will receive the necessary compensation for the following:
- Funeral costs
- Medical bills
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of services
- Pain and suffering and mental anguish
Employers have a legal duty to take precautions to make sure the building and work space their workers are located in are safe and free of harmful toxins. When they fail to ensure their employees’ safety, they can be held liable for negligence.
Don’t feel badly bringing a Florida wrongful death lawsuit against your husband’s employer. This is why they have insurance. Also, if they would have acted appropriately and prevented the carbon monoxide poisoning, your husband may still be alive.
At least talk with a skilled Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyer to get answers to your questions and find out more about your rights. An attorney can investigate what happened and make sure you recover the damages that you deserve. Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld by calling 954-677-0155 and receive a free consultation to find out more.