Losing a loved one is one of the most painful things that any person goes through and it is only made worse when the loss happens unexpectedly by the negligence of another in the workplace. When your loved one left for you, there was no way to imagine that a tragedy would happen. Sadly, this is a reality for far too many in Santa Clarita workplaces. Not only does it carry an incurable emotional hole but it also leaves the spouse and family members in a difficult financial situation. After such a tragic situation you may not be in your right mind but it is crucial to file a death claim and obtain proper compensation for your loss. The legal team at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach understands the challenges and obstacles family members face during this difficult time. We understand that no amount of money can ever bring your loved one but a death claim attorney can help you obtain compensation to help with the financial burden. We have the experience and dedication filing and handling a workers’ compensation death claim in Santa Clarita and the surrounding areas. Although nothing can replace your loved one, you and your family are entitled to dependent death benefits due to a wrongful death at work.
A question many survivors often ask is, how is financial loss calculated. 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.
There is no set amount for a workers’ compensation death claims but this helps you prepare for your case. Insurance companies will look to try and deny you benefits that you are entitled to after your loved one has passed away. Don’t attempt to argue with the insurance company until you consult with a Santa Clarita death claims attorney who will be able to guide you on how to properly handle insurance companies and the former employer.
It is crucial for a family and a workers’ compensation attorney to handle everything correctly the first time around. A small administrative error could mean the difference between obtaining compensation and having a claim denied. Far too often, families realize that the paperwork was handled incorrectly and end up missing on the benefits they were entitled to.
Our Santa Clarita 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.
Facing the death of a loved one is difficult and feeling alone makes the situation even harder. We don’t want you to feel alone and will be with you every step of the way. You may not have the strength to deal with a legal battle which is where the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach come in. We are the first step in the process, schedule an initial consultation with us to discuss your case and find the best option for you.
Our Santa Clarita lawyers have successfully represented families during this traumatic experience for over 40 years. We place each client in the best position to succeed and help as much as we can during the grieving process. If you are in a situation where your loved one has passed away due to the negligence of another at the workplace contact our offices online or by phone to schedule an initial consultation.