Death Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
Losing a loved one is always devastating, especially when they leave for work and end up suffering a fatal injury or illness because of their job. In these situations, some families aren’t aware that Florida workers' compensation provides death benefits to surviving family members.
If you have lost a loved one, we invite you to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation that comes with no obligation. In your confidential, free consultation with a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer, you can review death benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida and the specifics of your case, so you understand whether you qualify for benefits. You can reach us 24/7 at 866-352-9626 to set up your no-cost consultation.The Basics About Death Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
Workers' compensation is a no-fault type of insurance most employers in Florida are required by law to carry for their employees. In the event of a workplace injury, accident, or occupational illness, this insurance pays benefits to the employee, so they don’t have to sue their workplace to get compensation.
In the event of a workplace fatality, death benefits provide financial support to the dependents and beneficiaries of an employee who has passed away due to a work-related injury or illness. During the grieving period, this benefit can be crucial to keeping dependents financially stable.
You may be eligible for death benefits if you had a close legal relationship with the employee who has passed (for example, you’re a spouse or child) and if the fatality occurred as a direct result of a workplace accident or a work-related illness.
If you’re not sure whether you qualify or if you’re having any trouble getting workers’ comp benefits you believe you’re eligible for, contact the Miami, Hollywood, and Homestead offices of Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney.What Are Death Benefits?
In Florida, workers' compensation death benefits usually include:
- Funeral expenses, up to $7,000
- A portion of the employee's average wages, to offer financial support.
- Educational benefits to the windowed spouse.
How much is received for lost wages depends on the relationship of the survivors, the employee’s average income, and who is eligible for the benefits. It’s not uncommon for disagreements to arise in families when there are multiple dependents. For this reason, we recommend you claim your free, no obligation consultation with Flaxman Law Group today if you’ve lost a loved one. You get to speak to a workers’ compensation lawyer who can offer strategies to help you sort out benefits.Filing a Death Benefits Claim in Florida
Filing a death benefits claim can be complex, and after a tragic loss you may not be fully-equipped to deal with insurance companies, complex forms, and the claims process. Partnering with a compassionate, experienced workers' compensation lawyer can make a big difference. An experienced attorney can build a strong case, negotiate with insurance companies for you, and take care of the many details of filing a claim. Most of all, a workers’ compensation attorney in Florida understands the law well enough to pursue maximum benefits for you, reducing the risk of financial distress at this challenging time.
Death benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida can be complex and you do not want to go through this process alone. That’s why we recommend you contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no obligation case consultation if you’ve lost a loved one. Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience and we’ve recovered over $100 million for the people in South Florida Florida from our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood.
At Flaxman Law Group, we’re a family law firm, with a father-son attorney team. We work with people of all backgrounds and our attorneys always provide our personal cell phone numbers to you, so you have 24/7 access to your attorney.
You can always call us at 866-352-9626 to speak to a live person 24/7 who can schedule your confidential, free consultation.