Protecting the Injured,
Every Step of the Way

Work-Related Deaths

Work-related deaths are tragic events that can have devastating consequences for families. In addition to the emotional toll, families often face financial challenges. This can include loss of income and other unexpected expenses. At The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, we understand the weight of work-related death claims. Hence, why we are dedicated to helping families navigate this difficult time. With our expertise in workers’ compensation law, we can provide compassionate support and legal guidance. Thus, ensuring that families receive the benefits they deserve.

Gavel with cash on a desk top

Understanding Work-Related Death Claims:

Work-related deaths occur when an employee dies as a result of a work-related injury or illness. These claims fall under the umbrella of Workers’ Compensation law. The Workers’ Compensation system is designed to provide financial support to the dependents of the deceased employee. While nothing can undo the pain of losing a loved one, workers’ compensation benefits can help ease the financial burden. Furthermore, it can provide some measure of stability during a difficult time. Some common types of work-related death claims include:

  • Fatal accidents: These may occur in hazardous work environments such as construction sites, manufacturing plants, or industrial facilities.
  • Occupational illnesses: Exposure to toxic substances, hazardous materials, or unsafe working conditions can lead to debilitating illnesses that result in death.
  • Transportation accidents: Fatalities may occur in accidents involving commercial vehicles, trucks, or other modes of transportation while on the job.
  • Workplace violence: In some cases, employees may suffer fatal injuries as a result of workplace violence or assaults.

Who’s Eligible For Compensation? 

Surviving dependents of the deceased employee, including the following: 

  • Spouses,
  • Children, and 
  • Other family members were financially dependent on the employee at the time of their death. 

These individuals may be eligible to seek compensation for work-related death claims. In cases where the deceased employee has no dependents, the benefits may go to the estate of the deceased employee. It’s crucial to understand that eligibility for compensation depends on the specific circumstances of each case, and seeking guidance from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is essential to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the benefits you deserve. As T. Andrew Miller, I am here to assist you in navigating the complexities of work-related death claims and advocating for your rights as a surviving dependent.

Options Available in Work-Related Death Claims:

Under Georgia workers’ compensation law, dependents of a deceased employee may be entitled to various benefits, including:

1. Burial Expenses: The employer or insurer is responsible for paying reasonable burial expenses up to a certain amount.

2. Weekly Income Benefits: Dependents may be entitled to receive weekly income benefits based on a percentage of the employee’s average weekly wage.

3. Lump-sum Settlement: In some cases, dependents may be eligible to receive a lump-sum settlement instead of weekly income benefits.

Why Partner With Us

When you choose The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller to handle your claim, you can expect personalized attention. Additionally, we offer compassionate support every step of the way. We begin by conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death and gathering evidence to support your claim. Our attorneys will then work diligently to negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved to secure a fair settlement for you and your family.

  • One-on-One Attention: We provide one-on-one support tailored to your unique situation, ensuring that your case receives the personalized attention it deserves.
  • Negotiation Skills: Our team possesses expert negotiation skills to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
  • Strong Legal Support: We offer compassionate guidance throughout the legal process. Therefore, providing support and reassurance during what can be a challenging time.

Navigating the Claims Process:

Filing a work-related death claim can be a complex and daunting process, especially for families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. That’s where we come in. Our team at The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller will guide you through every step of the claims process. We’ll ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the full benefits you are entitled to. We handle all aspects of the claim, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies. Thus, allowing you to focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

Want A Free Consultation?

Losing a loved one in a work-related accident is a devastating experience. However, you don’t have to navigate the aftermath alone. The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller is here to provide the legal support and guidance you need to secure the benefits you deserve. If you have lost a loved one due to a work-related injury or illness, contact us today for a free consultation. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.

Contact Us Today