A Pennsylvania firefighter lost his life following a tragic accident while en route to a house fire. This incident occurred just recently in Harrisburg. As he was on the job when this event occurred, his family may pursue workers’ compensation death benefits to help cover their losses. They may also seek further compensation and closure by filing a civil claim against the driver believed responsible for the car crash.
According to reports, the firefighter was at a funeral when he received the call that a house was on fire. While driving to the scene, his vehicle was struck by a car driven by a 19-year-old female. The force of impact sent the victim’s car through a fence before finally coming to a stop. He was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. Sadly, he later succumbed to those injuries.
The driver believed responsible is said to have run a stop sign, causing the accident. She reportedly fled the scene of the crash but was later arrested when she sought medical treatment. She is facing numerous criminal charges as a result of this incident.
Losing a loved one, no matter how it happens, is difficult to bear. This unexpected tragedy will likely leave the victim’s surviving family members struggling in a variety of ways. Workers’ compensation death benefits can assist with the financial losses that they are going to experience due to medical expenses, funeral costs and loss of income and benefits — among others. An experienced attorney can help this family achieve maximum work comp coverage and can also assist them in pursuing civil actions in a Pennsylvania court against the driver who caused the wreck.
Source: fox6now.com, “Hoverboard bursts into flames, sparking fire that killed 2-year-old; firefighter killed en route“, Katie Delong, March 12, 2017