Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits
As tragic as it is, sometimes death occurs in the workplace. When this happens, the worker’s surviving dependents are eligible to receive death benefits, so as to support the worker’s spouse, children, or other dependents who relied on that worker for any financial purposes. Children may be recipients of these benefits until they reach 18, or perhaps longer if they are enrolled in college or university.
While the exact percentage of workers’ compensation death benefits differ depending on the financial situation of those on the receiving end of the benefits, the purpose is to closely mimic the earning income of the deceased. No one prepares for such an unexpected and distressing loss, and these benefits are meant to cushion that loss with at least some form of financial security.
Death benefits typically cover the following expenses, though it may vary case to case:
- Medical treatment of the deceased
- Wage replacement
- Temporary total disability payments
- Burial allowance
Our personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor are passionate about helping people move on from this tragedy as seamlessly as possible. We know absolutely nothing can make up for the fact that you have lost an irreplaceable person in your life, but we do want to take the financial burden off your shoulders. Losing a loved one is devastating enough without having to be financially debilitating as well. If you lost a loved one in a work accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about monetary concerns in the midst of all this pain and suffering.
We at the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor want to help you obtain the compensation you are rightfully entitled to, because we believe it is essential you focus on healing emotionally and moving on from this inexplicably upsetting time. Our personal injury lawyers want to relieve some of your stress by tirelessly pursuing the financial support you deserve.
Contact us today by calling us at (800) 351-3008.