The death of a family member leaves loved ones with a host of tremendous difficulties, both emotional and financial. If the deceased was killed in a workplace accident, the family may be entitled to workers' compensation and social security death benefits to compensate for the lost contributions to the household.
At Smith & Baltaxe, LLP, we help people who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents. When you are ready to explore your legal options, we will be here for you. However, death benefits claims have a short statute of limitations so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer about how he can help you collect a social security death benefit.
Workers' Compensation Death Claim Benefits
At Smith & Baltaxe, LLP, we help people who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to receive:
- Reasonable burial expenses
- Support payments (generally the same amount as temporary disability benefits)
The total amount of compensation generally depends on the number of dependents and the extent to which they were dependent on the deceased.
What If There Were No Dependents?
If the deceased has no dependents, the insurance carrier will be required to pay the state. For this reason, they may work with you to define someone as a dependent.
Our attorneys have helped numerous families recover the compensation they need in the wake of a loved one's fatal workplace accident. We will be here when you need us, to stand up for your rights and work for a stable future for you and your loved ones.
If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, we can help you seek compensation through death claim and social security death benefits. Contact us online or by telephone at 415-292-7800 to speak with an experienced California workers' compensation attorney. For your convenience, we offer free initial consultations. Our billing is strictly on a contingency fee basis: You don't pay us unless we win compensation for you. We speak Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tagalog.