Workers’ comp benefits and the loss of a loved one

On Behalf of | Jul 24, 2019 | Workers' compensation

Every day, workers are injured on the job and struggle with a myriad of hardships related to their injury, such as medical costs, depression, missing work, struggling with hospital bills and so on. Sadly, some workers pass away in work-related accidents, which can leave their loved ones with an emotional burden that will never go away. Some people may assume that workers’ compensation benefits are not helpful with regard to workers who lose their lives in job-related accidents. However, the loved ones of those who have passed on may be able to pursue death benefits.

No amount of financial support can make up for the loss of someone you love, but families who are struggling with the passing of a loved one due to a workplace accident may be able to find support by pursuing workers’ comp benefits. Families may be under a great deal of financial pressure during such a tough time, especially if they depended on their loved one for a majority of their financial support. Moreover, funeral costs and other expenses can add even more financial strain and make it harder for a family to deal with losing someone they loved.

If you are struggling to piece your life together or even help your children deal with the loss of a family member, it is imperative to examine your options. If you think that you may be eligible to successfully apply for workers’ comp death benefits, you should not hesitate to review this potential lifeline immediately. We understand how difficult it is to move forward with this process without your loved one.