Workers’ Compensation Wrongful Death Benefits
The loss of a loved one is a terrible blow to any family. But when a work-related accident claims the life of a wage earner, the victim’s family must then contend with financial difficulties in addition to the emotional strain. Lost wages, funeral costs and medical bills can put a great deal of pressure on a victim’s loved ones, making a difficult situation even harder.
Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits can help ease some of the financial stress that comes after a work-related death. These benefits can provide compensation to a victim’s children or spouse, allowing him or her to maintain a measure of financial security.
As your lawyer, I will stand by your family throughout the entire workers’ compensation process. The results of your case will affect your finances for years to come; I can help you pursue the full benefits you deserve.
Get Legal Advice From An Experienced Woonsocket Attorney
In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, workers’ compensation death benefits can assist your family in two ways. First, they provide up to $15,000 compensation for your loved one’s final expenses. Second, they provide long-term monthly benefits to your loved one’s dependents, including his or her spouse or minor children.
Generally, the workers’ spouse will receive the full benefits; if the worker has no spouse, then his or her minor children will receive them until the children reach age 18, or age 23 if they are full-time students.
Contact David D. Bagus, Attorney At Law
It can be difficult to think about legal issues after the loss of a loved one. When you are ready to pursue workers’ compensation death benefits, my Woonsocket law firm will be here to guide you through the process.