Worker’s Compensation for Wrongful Death Miami, FL
If a loved one suffers a fatal accident as a result of hazards present at his or her workplace, family members may be entitled to worker’s compensation dependent benefits. Families who experience such a loss are now faced not only with the grief that accompanies the death of a loved one, but also with the task of paying bills after the loss of that source of income. Paying the bills is the last thing most people want to deal with after losing a loved one, which is why it is important to know that you can take legal action.
In the case of wrongful death, families and dependents may be eligible for worker’s compensation dependent benefits, sometimes also called death benefits. This process ultimately calls for a highly experienced, sympathetic lawyer such as Miami Worker’s Compensation Lawyer Evan A. Hoffman. For more information about how we can help, call The Hoffman Firm at (800) 223-1866.
Workplace injury, or even death, can occur as the result of crane accidents, operating fallible heavy machinery or equipment, or dangerous work environments. Exposure to chemicals or explosive materials, fatal falls from ladders or other surfaces, negligence of other workers, and other hazards are all considered part of a dangerous work environment. Fatal accidents can even occur while driving during work hours.
At The Hoffman Firm, we understand more than anyone that no amount of money will ever bring back a lost loved one. However, there are a number of benefits to which survivors are entitled, including but not limited to funeral benefits. In the face of a work-related tragedy, these benefits can make a huge difference for all survivors of the deceased employee.
In Florida, dependent children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, and spouses are entitled to benefits in the face of workplace tragedy, from 15% to 50% of the average weekly salary of the deceased employee. These benefits can be instrumental during a challenging and difficult time, and an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer will help you to seek the relief you need.
The most important thing you can do is to consult a Miami Worker’s Compensation Lawyer like Evan A. Hoffman. Whatever the workplace incident, The Hoffman Firm can help. You can contact us online, or by calling (800) 223-1866 for a FREE consultation.
Did You Know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 40% of Florida work fatalities occur as a result of transportation accidents.
Evan A. Hoffman
Mr. Hoffman’s philosophy is "our knowledge and experience is your best defense." He has been a featured author on criminal law issues such as driving under the influence, domestic violence and illegal searches.Read More