One of the worst tragedies is losing a loved one to an accident at work. Our firm understands how difficult this time is for families who have lost a loved one. Claiming workers’ compensation benefits is usually the last thing on anyone’s mind when going through the grief associated with a fatal accident.
Our 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.
Calculating Financial Loss
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 lawyer.
Protect Your Coverage
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 firm has been operating independently since 1978 in order to provide families like yours with compassionate and sophisticated legal service. Our founder is a certified workers’ compensation attorney with over 40 years of proven courtroom experience. We know how to handle your case properly and efficiently, saving you time, stress and money. Call our Encino office at 818-600-4714 or contact us online to discuss your benefit options. Se habla español.