In Pennsylvania, if a worker is killed on the job, surviving family members are eligible to receive workers’ compensation death benefits. Employers and their insurance providers, however, do not always pay death benefits freely. If you have lost a loved one to a fatal workplace accident, you may have to fight for your compensation. This is where an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help.
At Pribanic & Pribanic, our attorneys have extensive experience handling workers’ comp death claims for clients from the Pittsburgh area, throughout western Pennsylvania and nationwide. We are committed to helping you and your family obtain fair and just compensation.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529 to speak with an experienced Pittsburgh death claim attorney.
Workers’ Compensation Death Claims
Family members eligible to receive death benefits after the loss of a loved one are spouses, minor children, and dependent children or parents. In order to be eligible, the fatal work injury must have occurred due to an injury sustained on the job or due to a related occupational illness.
If you are eligible to obtain death benefits, your compensation will include:
- Funeral expenses
- Weekly payments
The amount of benefits depends upon a number of factors, including the average weekly income of the deceased worker. Our lawyers can help you with all aspects of your workers’ compensation death claim, including settlement negotiation, any necessary hearings and appeals, and ensuring your benefits are accurately calculated.
We understand the financial and emotional turmoil you face and are committed to helping you obtain the financial compensation you need to make it through this difficult time.