Do you know what the second most dangerous industrial job in Virginia is? Well, according to the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry the answer is non-construction laborers. As an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney I know that fatal industrial accidents are more frequents than you may expect. In fact today in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA) police are now investigating a fatal industrial accident at the Cahoon Plantation Golf Course.
There aren't a lot of details about the accident yet but we do know that the worker involved was killed by a piece of grounds maintenance equipment. Our thoughts go out to his family and we know this is a difficult time for them. We also know that no amount of money can bring a loved one back
However, if the equipment was defective the family may have a case if the injury was caused by the negligence or malfeasance of another company rather than by the company he worked for.
There isn't any news as to whether the worker was a contractor or an employee of Cahoon plantation. If there is a third party involved there are situations when a worker can receive workers' compensation benefits and still bring a lawsuit against a third-party company, person or entity that is not the worker's employer. Each industrial accident case is different. We recommend viewing our frequently asked questions to get a better idea on whether you may have a case.