The family of a temporary Walmart holiday worker who died on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, from personal injuries he sustained after being trampled by a stampede of bargain-hunting shoppers, has filed a wrongful death suit. The family named the county's police department as one of the defendants.
Elsie Damour Phillipe filed suit on December 3 in New York Supreme Court against Walmart and the Long Island mall where her brother Jdimytai Damour died while working. She is the court-appointed administrator of his estate.
Officials estimate about 2,000 customers came streaming into the store, causing Damour's fatal injuries. In addition to being crushed, the glass doors broke and created the danger of lacerations. A handful of shoppers, including a pregnant woman, survived injuries sustained in the stampede.
This work accident did not take place in North Carolina, but temporary workers in the Tar Heel State should inquire about compensation for injuries with their contracted employer. What workers' comp information has a temp agency supplied? If you are hired by a temp agency in North Carolina and are hurt at work, your conditions may qualify for workers' compensation if certain provisions are met. A workers' comp lawyer can review your case and explain how North Carolina workers' comp laws uniquely address your case. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the workplace accident or illness, it may be possible to pursue compensation from other negligent parties. This is an avenue to explore both in injured worker cases and in wrongful death cases that occur in the workplace.