The loss of a loved one can be a devastating tragedy–especially when it happens unexpectedly as a result of negligence at the workplace. Unfortunately, it happens far too often throughout Southern California. It can place the spouse and family members in a difficult financial situation. It is vital to seek a death claim to recover the proper compensation for your loss. The attorneys at the Law Offices of William Kropach understand the challenges and obstacles family members face during this difficult time. Claiming workers’ compensation benefits is usually the last thing on anyone’s mind when going through the grief associated with a fatal accident. Although nothing can bring back your loved one, filing a death claim is a vital step to protect your family financially. Our Encino death claim attorneys have experience filing and handling workers’ compensation death claims. Although nothing can replace your loved one, you and your family are entitled to dependent death benefits due to a wrongful death at work.
In California, dependent death benefits are calculated based on the number of total and partial dependents. The compensation covers funeral costs and burial expenses up to a certain amount. There is also compensation calculated for loss of wages, and these funds are typically paid until the dependent spouse dies or remarries. Children often receive these benefits until they reach the age of 18.
Some insurance companies will try to deny you the benefits to which you are entitled when your loved one passes away. Do not make agreements with a workers’ compensation insurance company until you have consulted with a death claim attorney.
In a workers’ compensation death benefits case, it is imperative that the paperwork is handled correctly the first time around. The last thing that any grieving family needs is to muddle through large amounts of complex paperwork, only to find their claim denied because of an administrative error.
Our Encino workers’ compensation law firm has been operating independently since 1978 in order to provide families like yours with compassionate and sophisticated legal service. Our founder William J. Kropach is a certified workers’ compensation attorney with more than 40 years of proven courtroom experience. We know how to handle your case properly and efficiently, saving you time, stress and money.
Dealing with the death of a family member is never easy. It becomes even more difficult when trying to handle the situation alone. The first step towards recovering the benefits you deserve is to seek representation from an experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney. For more than 40 years, the attorneys at the Law Offices of William Kropach have successfully represented many grieving families during this time of crisis. We utilize a compassionate and comprehensive approach with the goal of always placing each client in the best position to succeed. To learn more, contact our death claim attorneys in Encino today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.