When A Fatal Accident Happens At Work
There is nothing more tragic than losing a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented. At Work Injury Law Group in Lawndale, we are dedicated to helping families who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident. We are tenacious about pursing the compensation you and your family need to move forward after a tragic loss. We offer a free consultation to family members who have lost a loved one. Call 310-299-8945.
What Is A Death Claim?
A death claim is what is filed when a family member suffers a fatal injury, illness or disease that was caused either by the work they did at their job or while they were at work. A claim will cover the funeral and burial costs and can include cash benefits for the dependents of the worker who died. Death claims are a part of California worker’s compensation.
Who Can File A Death Claim?
In California, a spouse, domestic partner, children under 22 who are not married and other family members may file a death benefit claim. People who are related by blood or marriage are typically eligible if they lived with, or if they were financially dependent on the worker who died. California death benefits are up to $10,000 for burial expenses and up to $320,000 as cash payments to the dependents of the deceased. Minor children who are dependents of the worker who died can receive payments until they reach 18 years of age.
How Does A Person File A Death Claim?
You must file an application with the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The deadline is one year from the date of death. Acquiring all of the required paperwork, filling out detailed forms and meeting deadlines can often be overwhelming if you are in shock or in grief. We understand this emotional time. When you work with us, you will work one-on-one with an attorney. This helps ensure that all necessary documents are located and filed and all deadlines are met.
Why Choose Work Injury Law Group?
When we take your case, you work one-on-one with an attorney from the first step to the resolution of your issue. Because worker’s compensation is a major focus of our practice, we are extremely knowledgeable about death benefits. We offer personal service; this means you are not passed from associate to paralegal and back. You work one-on-one with your attorney.
Work With An Attorney Who Can Help After A Loss
At Work Injury Law Group, we put you and the needs of you family first. We understand how devastating the loss of a family member can be and we are sensitive to your situation. Call 310-299-8945 and schedule a free meeting with us to talk about what happened. You can also reach us via our online contact form. Located in Lawndale, we help the families of workers throughout Southern California.