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Baltimore delivery man killed while on the job

A Maryland family was left in mourning following the tragic death of a delivery man from Baltimore. The 43-year-old delivery worker was killed in a strange accident in Delaware when a package he was unloading fell and crushed him. State Police report that the man was unloading a large piece of computer equipment that was on its way to an office building in Wilmington. The man was crushed after he placed the computer equipment onto a truck lift. Somehow the man fell to the ground and the equipment fell on him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No matter their occupation, any Maryland worker can sustain injuries while on the job. That is why Maryland law provides a way to compensate an injured worker for injuries they suffer while working. That compensation is aimed at covering past and future medical bills and lost wages, among other benefits. Work accident payments are generally covered under Maryland's workers' compensation law. The law requires employers to carry insurance to compensate workers for injuries suffered in work accidents.

In an instance such as the one in this case, where a worker is killed, family members of the deceased can file a workers' compensation claim against the worker's employer. These worker's compensation claims may serve as a form of life insurance for the worker and provide the surviving family members compensation for their loved ones' death.

An experienced workers' compensation attorney can assist workers and their family members in preparing their claim and negotiating a settlement, if necessary, with the worker's employer. Anyone who is injured on the job should understand their legal rights for getting the compensation that they deserve.

Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Baltimore delivery man crushed to death while unloading package," Carrie Wells, Oct. 1, 2013

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