Benefits For Family After A Fatal Work Accident

Under Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws, financial benefits are available to replace the deceased workers' income.

Unfortunately, even during a tragic time, employers and insurance companies often contest claims for death and dependency benefits, claiming that the death was not really work-related.

At Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo, we understand that we cannot fill the void in your life, but we can make sure that you are treated fairly during your time of need and that you have a strong advocate on your side. Serving families in Allentown, Bethlehem, Whitehall and elsewhere in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, our workers' compensation lawyers are committed to obtaining the best possible result for every client.

For a free consultation to speak with a lawyer about death benefits, call us at 888-854-6895.

Representation For Fatal Work Accidents

Our firm represents the spouses, dependent adult children and minor children of deceased workers. These are the people who are eligible to make claims for death benefits, which include:

  • $3,000 for funeral and burial expenses
  • Weekly wage loss payments for spouses and children

Causation Issues

A workers' compensation death and dependency claim can be relatively straightforward if the death is clearly caused by a work-related accident such as an explosion, fire or machinery accident. Employers and insurance companies are more likely to fight claims when the cause of a death is more indirect. For example, if someone suffers a laceration on the job and later dies from an infection in that area, the insurance company may claim the infection was an unrelated issue, and therefore it is not responsible for providing benefits. This is where it becomes extremely important to have a skilled workers' compensation attorney on your side.

Free Consultation — Contact Our firm

Our lawyers for death and dependency benefits claims are ready to put their resources and skill on your side. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation.