If you have lost a loved one or family member in a fatal workplace accident, you may be entitled to compensation from workers' compensation as dependents of the lost loved one. At a time like this, it is helpful to have an experienced and compassionate attorney who will guide you through the process of filing a claim and recovering benefits from the insurance company following a loved one’s death associated with a work injury.
At Spooner & Perkins, P.C.
, our firm has been protecting the families of workers who have been injured or killed in workplace accidents for more than 55 years. If you have lost a family member or loved one due to accidental
death on the job or a work-related injury, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our lawyers represent injured workers throughout the Kansas City metro area and rural Missouri and Kansas.
Eligible dependents include the surviving spouse as well as dependent children under the age of 18. This benefit can also extend to children up to the age of 22 if they attend college or additional schooling. If the deceased employee does not have an eligible spouse or children, another person who was partially dependent on the deceased employee can file a claim for partial dependency.
If your family member died as the result of a work-related accident, the survivors are entitled to:
- Two-thirds of the deceased employee's average weekly wage.
- Funeral expenses up to $5,000.
A surviving spouse is entitled to a weekly benefit for his or her lifetime, as long as he or she does not remarry. In the event of remarriage, the surviving spouse will receive a lump sum equal to two years of benefits.
Children may continue to receive benefits after the age of 18 or until age 22 if they are full-time students or are on active duty in the military. If the child is physically or mentally incapacitated, benefits may continue for the child's life or until he or she is no longer incapacitated.
Free initial consultation:
Contact our Kansas City fatal work accident lawyers today to discuss your workers' compensation case. You can reach us by phone at 816-453-7764
or toll free
and via email. We are paid on a contingency fee basis so you don't pay anything unless we obtain a settlement for you.