There is a topic that most people don’t like to talk about and that is death. People don’t like to think about losing their loved ones. The thought brings some to tears and others simply just walk away from the conversation. Losing someone is human, but it is emotionally heart wrenching. Losing someone due to a work accident is even more heart-wrenching. Our Van Nuys death claim lawyers at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach has worked with clients for over 40 years. Some clients are fighting for worker’s compensation claims due to an injury while others are families who are representing the loss of their loved one. We love what we do because we believe that everyone who is injured deserves compensation. Death claims hold a special place in our practice because we understand the weight of the situation.
When a loved one unexpectedly dies due to a work injury it leaves a ripple effect. The loved one more than likely supported a family and now that family has lost a beloved family member and a form of income. For some, that is their only form of income. Our Van Nuys death claim attorneys are here to tell you that you are not alone. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there was a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries in 2016. This is a 7% increase from 2015. The increase in deaths tells us that workplaces are not taking work safety seriously and employees are paying the price.
Around 970 deaths were construction workers. To put into perspective, around 80 construction workers every month. Because Construction workers on tall buildings, roofs, and other high places they are more prone to falling. Construction workers are also working with or around heavy and dangerous equipment. Falling and working with heavy equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders, cranes, etc. , are the two most common reasons for work deaths. So what happens? What happens after you lose your loved one to a workplace death?
The first thing you should do is ensure that there is a Death Claim created for your family member. After that, you need a strong advocate to help you calculate the financial losses. California has strict regulations and laws regarding who can be considered a dependent and how much can be given to the family for a death claim. Our Van Nuys death claim attorneys have worked with clients for over 40 years. We know the best way to calculate such losses and we know how to showcase the important role your family member played in your household.
Death claims are not something you should consider doing on your own. Between the emotional trauma of losing a loved one and dealing with family members who are in shock, if you are taking the lead on a death claim then you will need the help of an attorney to get you the compensation your family deserves. Call 818-600-4714 or click here to start a conversation with our workers compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Van Nuys for the help you need today.