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HOW WRONGFUL DEATH MAY OCCUR

* While these are not the only causes of wrongful death, these are very common.

HOW
TO MAKE
YOUR CASE

01

Police Reports

A police report will contain information about the accident, including a description of the location where it occurred, statements taken, and known physical evidence. Without a police report, it’s merely your word against the other party’s.

Proof of Financial Worth

This may include:

Tax Returns or other official records showing the financial worth of the dead individual to his or her dependents

Paychecks and other records from work showing how much the person made, allowing you to calculate the potential lost wages the death represents
02

Medical Records & More

Including:

Complete medical records for your loved one

Death certificate which provides an accurate and exact cause of death

Autopsy report which includes additional information

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Evidence of Relationship

Evidence of a relationship between the dead individual and the person who was supposed to be caring for him or her, which indicates the duty of the latter person to provide that care (e.g. a doctor).

HOW AN EMPLOYER MAY BE HELD LIABLE

01

Hiring Unqualified Workers

For example, all workers are required by OSHA to be trained to work with or near electrical equipment. At times this requirement may be overlooked when contractors and their personnel are electricians, but they aren’t fully qualified by OSHA’s standards; each worker must receive proper training. Otherwise the employer may be guilty of negligent hiring.

Failing to Provide Adequate Safety Equipment

When necessary, gloves and eye protection must be provided. Employers failing to keep standard safety equipment, such as first-aid kits, on hand may be held liable for an accident.
02

Failing to Maintain Machinery

Equipment and machinery must be inspected regularly. Also, maintenance must take place according to OSHA regulations.

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04

Failing to Provide Adequate Training

Employees must be educated on their roles, workplace hazards, and health and safety procedures. The goal of this training is to ensure that all employees, including management staff, have the ability to work safely while being aware of hazards and how to report and control them.

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NON-ECONOMIC
DAMAGES

Idaho limits non-economic damages to $250,000 per person. In the case of wrongful death, these non-economic damages include compensation for the loss of care, love, and society. Pain and suffering damages, though, are not awarded in wrongful death claims.

 

The deceased’s spouse, children, stepchildren, and parents have the right to file a lawsuit. Children can claim loss of guidance and parenting. Meanwhile, a spouse may receive damages involving loss of companionship.