When a work accident claims the life of a loved one, those left behind will likely face financial strain in addition to emotional pain and suffering. After a heartbreaking and tragic loss, the last thing that families want to deal with is a complicated legal process, but we can help. Workers’ compensation allows families to seek death benefits, and we can help you seek the recovery you need.
An unexpected death is often accompanied by medical bills, funeral costs and even the burden of losing the income of the deceased. In California, the amount of death benefits provided to a family depends on the number of dependants and the circumstances of the accident. Families have a rightful claim to benefits if the injury suffered in the workplace caused the death, either directly or by hastening the victim’s demise.
Claims for workers’ compensation death benefits must be validated by certain documentation, which can be difficult to gather. We understand this complex California system and will work hard to get you the benefits you need. During your time of grief, we will gather needed medical records and complete the claim on your behalf so that you can focus on honoring your loved one and rebuilding your life.
The death of a loved one can bring many complex factors, none or which have to be faced alone. Allow us to work with you and other remaining family members through the entire workers’ compensation process, start to finish. Find out how we can help your family by seeking a complete case evaluation with a member of our experienced team.