Tragically, a catering service employee was killed at Dallas/Fort Worth International airport on Sunday morning. The victim, who was in his 50s, was on the loading dock and was struck by a truck. The victim died on the scene. No details of how the accident occurred are being released. The airport’s Department of Public Safety is investigating. The accident did not affect flight operations at DFW, but did affect the catering services to some flights.

The loved ones of accident victims such as this man, who die in on-the-job accidents, are entitled to fair compensation. By law, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Employees that are injured on the job are entitled to receive money for medical expenses as well as any wages they lost because of time off from work due to an injury. In addition, if an employee is permanently injured, the employee is entitled to receive extra compensation which varies depending on the injury.

Some employees may choose not to accept workers’ compensation, or their employers may not have workers’ compensation insurance. In that case, the employee may choose to sue the employer for injuries.

Workers’ compensation cases can be complication and expensive. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, contact the Dallas workers’ compensation attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We will work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us today.