Death Benefits Available In The Workers’ Compensation System
What happens when the person you financially depend on dies in an accident at work or of an occupational disease? It’s hard enough to lose a family member, and financial stress only adds to the burden.
Do you know your legal options if you have lost a loved one because of a work accident? An experienced personal injury attorney can help you clarify your situation, as well as help you move forward with your emotional healing.
Trusted Guidance For Death And Dependent Claims
At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we have represented injured people and their families in Maryland for over 40 years. We have handled many death and dependent claims and know how to proceed when our clients’ loved ones have died because of a workplace accident or a work-related disease. Our workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys can guide you through the complex legal process of filing a claim.
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act requires employers or their insurers to pay a specified amount of death benefits and funeral expenses to the family of workers covered by the Act. Under this Act, a factual inquiry must occur to determine whether death occurred during employment and whether the family member is entirely or partially financially dependent. If the circumstances of your loved one’s death meet the eligibility conditions, then you may also be able to have their funeral expenses covered up to a certain amount (usually $5,000).
We will make sure that the system treats you fairly if your loved one has died. If you believe that the negligence of a third party, such as a contractor or the maker of a defective product, caused your family member’s death, our lawyers can evaluate whether a wrongful death lawsuit is in order. Even if you do not need to file a third-party claim, we can work with you to pursue a dependent claim under the workers’ compensation system.
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You can talk to an attorney at any of our offices in Baltimore, Bel Air, Frederick, Essex, Glen Burnie and Towson. Call us now at 443-529-0795 , or at 410-332-0045 on nights or weekends, to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also contact us online.