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Workplace Injury Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING: All of the information provided here is of a general nature only. The specific facts of your case may require a completely different answer. Do not base any decision with respect to your case solely on any of the answers found herein. Prior to making any decision with respect to your case, you should speak with a competent attorney who is familiar with the laws that relate to your case.

How do I get wrongful death claim started?

The first thing you will need is a certified copy of the death certificate. Ask for more than one. That can usually be obtained from the coroner’s office in the City or County where the death occurred. After that, someone must take that certified death certificate and go down to the Clerk of Court to qualify to be the personal representative / administrator of the Estate of the deceased, as set forth above. Whomever qualifies must pay a small fee and advise the Clerk that this is being done in order to move ahead with a wrongful death claim on behalf of the Estate of the deceased. It is important that the person applying to be the administrator check the appropriate boxes on the application form in order to indicate that they anticipate bringing a wrongful death claim on behalf of the Estate.

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5500-B Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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507 E Main St #K
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.