Workers Compensation Death Claims

Workers Compensation Death Claims

The tragic loss of a loved one may be one of the most difficult experiences humans regularly endure. The process of recuperation from such losses often puts great emotional and psychological strains on the families of the dearly departed, not to mention the often-accompanying financial strains.

In general, in the state of Georgia, when a person dies at work, the deceased individual’s beneficiaries will be entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits on behalf of the deceased. However, many people wonder if these same benefits are available in situations where the death is “unexplained,” or the causes of the death are not blatantly clear. It may be unclear, in these instances, as to whether the individual’s death occurred during their employment. Generally, when an employee is found dead in a place where they could reasonably have been expected to be working, there is a rebuttable presumption that the death arose during their employment, thus entitling the beneficiaries to benefits.

If you have lost a loved one from an accident that occurred within the course of their employment and would like to receive an evaluation of your potential claim, please contact us for a further evaluation.

Please be advised: every legal case is different. While this information may be informative, it is not intended to constitute legal advice. To determine if the circumstances presented here apply to your case, please do not hesitate to call us today.