If an employee is killed at work or later dies from the aftermath of a workplace accident, family members may be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits to help replace the deceased worker’s income. But employers may contest whether the death is really connected to a workplace accident, injury, or illness. That’s where MM&D comes in. Our renowned attorneys have decades of experience in workers’ compensation law, including death benefit cases.
Eligible beneficiaries of death benefits are relatives of the deceased worker: a spouse, minor children, a dependent adult child or parent. The employee must have died of a job injury or occupational illness within 300 weeks of the date of the accident or the date of the last exposure to a health hazard on the job. Our lawyers are often called in to prove a causal connection when a death occurs months — or years — after the original work injury. For example, if a workplace injury requires surgery, and the person later dies from an infection or blood clot, the employers’ insurer will likely contest the death claim. We have a network of qualified experts who can review the records and reports to testify that the death was work-related. If you lost your loved one, contact us today for a consultation.
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