Dear Family Member:
It is truly saddening to learn that your loved one was recently killed/injured on the job. No one should have to experience this pain and heartache. Please accept my sincerest sympathies for your loss.
On July 27, 2005, my husband was tragically killed at work. Since that time my family and I have met many other families, like yours, who have been forever impacted by a work place tragedy. Inspired by our loss and the loss of hundreds of other families each year, my three children and I have become active volunteers with the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH).
I hope you find this information helpful during this difficult time. This information was hard for me to find at the time of my husband’s death, but since MassCOSH has compiled it I have referenced it many times.
If you have any questions regarding family rights after a workplace accident, please contact the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health at 617-825-7233 x15. If you need a sympathetic ear to talk to (or to cry to), please feel free to contact me directly at 781-322-0240.
With deepest sympathy,