Many people recognize how crucial workers’ compensation benefits are for those injured in a workplace accident. However, families who lose someone they love in a job-related accident often have no idea where to turn and some do not realize that workers’ comp benefits help many families in this tough position. Our law firm recognizes the immense emotional pressure that families face following the loss of a husband, wife, mother or father. No amount of compensation will ever help restore the loss of a family member, but people facing this reality often have many financial concerns that require attention.
If someone in your family passed away while working, it is pivotal to review workers’ comp eligibility and resources right away. Some families are able to receive a lump-sum payment that helps with various financial crises they are facing, including hardships brought on by their loved one’s death (medical costs, funeral expenses and so on). In the weeks and months following the loss of a family member, paying bills becomes very hard or even impossible for many families. Moreover, some feel hopeless and lack the energy and motivation to look into resources that will help.
If your loved one passed away due to an injury or illness that occurred at work, it is important to pursue all of the assistance that you are able to obtain, especially if you have kids to take care of. To read more about many other topics related to injuries on the job and the ins and outs of workers’ compensation, browse through other pages on our website.