Survivors’ Benefits Through Workers’ Compensation
If you have lost a spouse or another immediate family member in a work-related accident, you have our deepest sympathies.
We know this is a very difficult time for you. Our attorneys at The Klein Law Group, P.C., in New York City are available to answer your questions regarding workers’ compensation death benefits, and we can guide you through the legal aspects of your loved one’s death.
NYC Lawyers Helping Widows Get Their Rightful Benefits
According to New York workers’ compensation laws, following a work fatality, the victim’s family members may collect workers’ compensation death benefits. Widows and widowers are typically entitled to two-thirds of the deceased spouse’s wages, up to the statutory maximum according to the date of death. Minor children are also entitled to a percentage of benefits up to age 25 if in college, or 21 if not attending college. To learn more about this complex legal area, please contact our firm for assistance.
Work-related deaths are most common in the construction industry. Falls from heights, heavy equipment accidents and other serious accidents are frequent occurrences in this dangerous industry. Employees who are commercial drivers or who frequently drive for work are also at an increased risk for serious injury and death.
We’re Here To Guide Families After Workplace Fatalities
During this sad time, our lawyers are here to help. We will listen and then explain your rights in clear, understandable terms in your own language. We are accessible and attentive, and you can always call with questions.