When people talk about workers’ compensation, they often focus on benefits to injured workers, covering the wages they lose while out of work and the medical care they need because of the injury.
But what if the workplace incident is more serious than a mere injury? What if your loved one passes away in the accident? Can you still get workers’ comp, even though you were never an employee?
Compensation can go to a deceased worker’s dependents
In short, yes, workers’ comp benefits may be paid to the dependents of the person who passed away. Say you are a stay-at-home parent with three children. Losing your only source of income clearly puts you in a tough financial position, and workers’ comp can help to provide for you during this hard time. It does not last forever, but it also means you won’t have to worry about instantly losing any and all income.
If you do get this type of compensation, it can cover more than income. It may cover the cost of the funeral, for instance, or the cost of the medical care your spouse got before they passed away. These costs after an unexpected death can add a lot of stress to what is already an emotional time, so getting proper compensation can help make things easier.
Working with the right team can make getting the benefits you need easier
Obtaining the compensation your family deserves is easier with a local attorney who takes a personal interest in your case. That’s what you get with Steven Morgan, an experienced attorney who cares about helping you when you need it most. Call now at 912-289-0640 or use the contact page to get started.