More Americans died while at work in 2015 than in the previous six years, according to information released recently by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

There were 4,836 workplace deaths in 2015, the most since 2008.

Most of the deaths were transportation-related, accounting for 42 percent of all fatal workplace incidents.

Truck drivers were the hardest hit, with 745 drivers of heavy and tractor-trailer trucks dying, more than any other major civilian occupation.

Because many work-related deaths are caused by conditions the company knew were unsafe, they result in wrongful death lawsuits.

If you have lost a parent, spouse, child or other close family members in a fatal accident, no amount of money can compensate you for your loss. However, a wrongful death claim is an opportunity to establish exactly who was responsible for your loved one’s death and hold them accountable.