Hundreds of thousands of individuals suffer injuries on the job each year and thousands more are killed in on-the-job accidents, leaving behind their families which depended on their love, care, and financial support. We work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. For workers’ compensation cases there is no cost to you up front. Our fee is paid by a percentage of the settlement we receive for you, or in certain situations, paid by the employer’s insurance carrier.
In the unfortunate event that a worker dies on the job, his or her dependents are entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. Under both Florida and Indiana workers’ compensation law a deceased person’s family is entitled to funeral expenses. Additionally, so long as dependency can be established, (meaning that the person making the claim relied upon the deceased individual’s income for support), certain family members are entitled to “dependency” benefits. Unlike a civil case no probate estate or personal representative is required. The most common dependents are spouses and children, but dependents can also include parents, brothers, sisters, and other family members.
Usually the cause of death is obviously from working and the main reason for hiring a lawyer is to assist in negotiating a lump sum payment of the benefits available. Many times people are worried about the lawyer’s percentage taking away from what they will receive. However, I have both heard and seen firsthand that the same is usually not the case for one big reason—the amount that you will be able to obtain on your own is almost always less than the amount you will get with a lawyer’s guidance (even after deducting your lawyer’s fee). See the image below for example.
After handling immediate concerns with the loss of your loved one, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your workers’ compensation death claim. Like all accident cases we handle, there is no cost to you up front and we only get paid if we get a recovery for you.
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