Most people know that if someone they are dependent on is hurt at work,
that person can claim
workers' compensation in order to recoup some of the financial losses suffered as a result of
the injury. Not many people know, however, that if a worker's injuries
ultimately result in that person's death, people who are dependent
on that person's income can usually claim
death benefits from their state.
Most states have a death benefits program built into their workers'
compensation benefits. However, the guidelines for collecting death benefits
and who qualifies vary from state to state. That is why it is important
to hire a New York workers' compensation attorney to help you sort
out the complicated matter of death benefits after the loss of a loved one.
In most states, death benefits can be collected by a spouse, child, or
other dependent who relied on the financial support of the person who
suffered a work-related injury that led to their dad. Some states give
greater benefits to people who are considered wholly dependent on the
person who was killed. People who are only partially dependent on the
person, such as a spouse who also works, can usually claim smaller sums.
A knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney from our firm can help
you sort through the complicated matter of receiving any death benefits
that you might be due as the result of your loved one's tragic death.
Contact Katz Leidman Grossman Wolfe & Freund today to enlist our help!