Los Angeles Fatal Workplace Accident Lawyers
Our Compassionate Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Are Here to Help
When a loved one dies in an on-the-job accident, the emotional devastation cannot be overstated. The financial burden that is placed upon the surviving family members can also be tremendously difficult to handle. If your spouse, parent, or loved one was killed in a fatal workplace accident, you likely need the security of workers’ compensation and death benefits to help you and your family carry on. These benefits can help make up for the lost wages of your loved one and pay for any remaining medical bills, funeral costs, and other related expenses.
The Barkhordarian Law Firm team has decades of combined legal experience with all types of personal injury and workers’ compensation claims throughout California. We are proud to protect the rights of injured workers and their families by championing their legal rights in and out of the courtroom. Our Los Angeles fatal workplace accident attorneys understand the federal and state laws that apply to your case and will fight for the rights of families who have lost loved ones throughout the state.
Types of Fatal Workplace Accident Claims We Handle
Our firm provides assistance for the families of workers involved in fatal accidents such as:
- Auto accidents on the job
- Construction accidents
- Defective machinery accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Toxic substances and exposure
We can help you understand all of the benefits to which you and your family are entitled to receive. If you have questions, we can answer them. If you have concerns, we can ease them. While we cannot bring back your loved one, we can pursue the compensation that you deserve to make the financial burden easier to handle.
What Benefits Are You Entitled To?
In the state of California, death benefits can be awarded to an employee’s “total dependents” and “partial dependents.” If a work accident, illness, or injury results in the death of a worker, the worker’s surviving spouse, children, siblings, parents, and/or other “dependents” (members of the household and/or relatives in the immediate family of the decedent or their spouse).
California workers’ compensation death benefits include:
- Up to $10,000 for funeral and burial expenses, and
- Up to $320,000 to be divided between the deceased worker’s dependents.
In some cases, surviving dependents can receive Social Security death benefits as well. However, there are certain eligibility requirements. For example, the surviving spouse must be 60 years or older. Every situation is different, and we can discuss how the laws apply to your particular circumstances during a free consultation.
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Our firm has decades of experience representing injured workers and their families throughout California. We are extremely knowledgeable in the laws pertaining to workers’ compensation claims and benefits in the state, and we serve many areas including Los Angeles, Culver City, and other locales throughout Southern California. Discuss your case with one of our skilled Los Angeles fatal workplace accident lawyers today for the compassionate and comprehensive representation you and your family deserve.
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