Workers' Compensation Attorney in Golden, LA
Lawyer for Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits in Golden, LA
Was Your Loved One Fatally Injured In A Workplace Accident?You May Be Eligible For Death Benefits.
If you’ve lost a love one due to a work-related accident or occupational disease, you’re most likely experiencing extreme anger and sadness.
While no amount of monetary compensation can replace the loss you’ve suffered, it may help bring a sense of closure and provide you and your family with the financial support you need during this difficult time.
The Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act provides death benefits to the family members of a deceased worker killed in an on-the-job accident or due to a work-related illness. While workers’ compensation usually doesn’t allow victims to sue an employer, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit if you believe your loved one was killed due to someone’s negligence or misconduct.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The statute for filing a wrongful death/survival claim is one year from the date of your loved one’s passing.
Family members who can file a claim include (in order of priority):
- Surviving spouse and children
- If there are no dependents, the deceased’s mother and father
- If the deceased’s parents are not living, siblings may file lawsuit
- If there are no siblings, the deceased’s grandparents may file lawsuit
Potential Recovery For Death Beneficiaries In A Wrongful Death Claim:
- Medical benefits
- Wage loss benefits. Surviving spouses are paid the benefit until remarriage (at which point a lump sum of two years is paid) or death, and dependent children are paid the benefit until the age of 18 or 23 if they are a student.
- Widower: 32 ½ % of employee’s average weekly wage
- Widow and One Child: 46 ¼ % of employee’s average weekly wage
- Widow and Two Children: 65% of employee’s average weekly wage
- If there are no dependents, the deceased employees’ parents may be paid up to $75,000 each
- $7,500 funeral benefit
- Loss of love, affection and companionship
- Grief and mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages if the circumstances of death were egregious
The Wanko Law Firm understands that this is a devastating time for you and your family. You can count on our workers’ compensation lawyers to guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim with compassion and support, and we will do everything we can to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
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