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Death Claims In Workers’ Comp Cases

Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the hardest things anyone has to endure and when you are adjusting to the loss and recovering from the shock, the last thing anyone wants to do is think about legal action and workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, in order to obtain any kind of compensation after your loved one’s passing, you have to start thinking about these unpleasant legal realities. At Howard Law our compassionate workers’ compensation attorneys understand what you are going through and are here to offer our help in this difficult time.

Determining death benefits in workers’ compensation cases

In workers’ compensation cases, unlike personal injury cases, the benefits available to survivors after someone dies are determined by looking at the number of total and partial dependents the deceased person had.

Compensation in workers’ compensation in death cases can include funeral costs and burial costs up to certain limits. It also includes compensation for lost wages, which are typically paid to the deceased’s spouse until he or she dies or remarries. If the deceased person had children, they will typically be entitled to benefits until they turn 18.

Applying for death benefits

When a loved one passes away, there seems to be an unending stream of paperwork that needs to be completed. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation claims process is no different. If you need to submit a claim for death benefits through workers’ compensation there are specific documents that need to be completed in a specific order, within a specific time frame. Working with an experienced workers’ compensation law firm can make this process much easier, since the attorneys can handle the paperwork while you focus on grieving and remembering your loved one.

If you have recently lost a loved one in a work related accident, you want talented legal support in your corner. Call Howard Law today at (800) 872 – 5925 to speak with one of our Orange County worker’s compensation attorneys. We understand what you are going through and we want to do our best to ease the pain you are experiencing.