Death Benefits in Virginia Workplace Accidents
Some workplace accidents result in death. In this type of case, the victim doesn’t directly lose any wages because of his or her death. Still, some family members may be entitled to the deceased’s wage benefits. The following people usually qualify for the wage loss benefits (two-thirds of pre-death wages up to 500 weeks):
- The surviving spouse
- Children under 18
- Children between 18 and 23 who are going to an accredited school
- Destitute parents
Some dependents are considered wholly dependent. Other dependents are partially dependent. Partial dependent claimants only get up to 400 weeks and may get less than 2/3 of the wages. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will explain the difference between wholly dependent and partially dependent.
Additional benefits that are usually allowed are reasonable funeral bills up to $10,000 and transportation expenses up to $1,000
Contact a Norfolk Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Assistance Today
Attorney Joe Miller, Esq. at Joe Miller Law, has been helping workplace accident victims for over 25 years. In this time he has learned how to bring an effective case for workers’ compensation and death benefits, and he is ready to put this knowledge and legal understanding to work for you if you or someone you love has suffered a workplace injury. To learn more, or to discuss the details of your situation with him today, contact Joe Miller Law, by calling (888) 694-1671.