If you are dealing with emotional and financial devastation following the death of a loved one after a work accident, you are not alone. Every year, the families of California workers killed on the job find that they are unable to manage the medical bills, lost wages and end-of-life expenses without assistance. Fortunately, family members left behind are often entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits.
After a deadly work accident, it is important for families to work quickly to obtain rightful compensation. Our team is dedicated to the needs of injured workers and families of those killed. We are closely familiar with the complexities of the workers’ compensation system, including filing for an initial claim or appealing a denied claim. The dependants of a killed worker have rights for compensation and we can help seek what is deserved and needed.
Death benefits are based upon the needs of the family, the age of dependants and other factors. Families may be entitled to $10,000 for burial and funeral expenses and up to $320,000 for dependants. The nature of the accident is also considered. Our team can prepare a claim by gathering medical bills and other documentation to prove that the deadly accident was the cause of or hastened the victim’s death.
Preparing and filing a claim after the death of a worker is not something that a California family typically wants to tackle alone. While facing the emotional toll of an unexpected loss, a family can obtain legal support for navigating the complex claims process. A family member can learn more about how we can help claim workers’ compensation death benefits by visiting our website.