Support for You after the Unthinkable

    The sudden loss of a loved one because of an injury at work leaves you devastated.

    We can’t express enough how sorry we are if this has happened to you.

    At Workers’ Compensation, LLC, we’d like to do everything we can to help.

    Because your loved one died as a result of an accident or conditions on the job, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

    Normally, these benefits pay injured workers to help them recover. But when the workplace injury was fatal, one form of workers’ compensation pays death benefits to surviving family members.

    These benefits help you stay financially secure after the loss of a loved one so you can worry less about money while your family heals.

    Our workers’ compensation lawyers put care and compassion into helping you claim death benefits.

    With 130 years of experience, we’ve helped more than 10,000 people.

    In Metairie, New Orleans, Hammond, the Northshore, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport, Monroe—anywhere in Louisiana—let us help you and your family.

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    Who Qualifies for Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits in Louisiana?

    Close family members of a worker who died on the job are considered dependents for the purposes of awarding workers’ comp death benefits in Louisiana.

    Loved ones with a potential right to death benefits include:

    • A spouse who lived with the worker
    • Children under the age of 18
    • Children 23 years old and under who are full-time students
    • Children who have disabilities that prevent them from earning a living (at any age)
    • Other family members, such as parents, who depended on the financial support of the deceased worker

    Widows or widowers of workers who died can receive benefits for life in the form of weekly payments. If they remarry, the benefits will stop.

    Your eligibility to claim death benefits lasts for two years after the last medical treatment of the person who died as a result of a workplace injury.

    When you’re grieving, you shouldn’t have to spend your time studying rules and filing claims.

    If you know someone with experience is looking out for your interests, you can focus on finding peace in a difficult time.

    Let the workers’ compensation lawyers at Workers’ Compensation, LLC, ease your burden and handle your claim.

    You can start protecting your family’s future by getting a free initial consultation on your claim.

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    What Do Workers’ Comp Death Benefits Pay?

    The amount you receive from workers’ comp death benefits depends on factors such as the income your loved one earned, the number of dependents who receive payment, and your relationship to the worker.

    Qualifying survivors receive a percentage of the worker’s wages up to a limit set by the state, which changes from year to year.

    Here is how it works:

    • 32.5% of wages: for a widow or widower who is the only dependent or a child who is the only dependent
    • 46.25% of wages: for a surviving spouse and one child or for two children and no other dependents
    • 65% of wages: for a surviving spouse and two or more children or for three or more children alone
    • $8,500: for funeral and burial expenses
    • $75,000: in a one-time, lump sum payment to nondependent adult children of the worker or surviving parents of the worker if the worker had no dependents

    Some benefits could also go to siblings who depended on the worker’s support or people who were partially dependent on the worker. These benefits come after other dependents receive their payments.

    The formulas for awarding workers’ compensation death benefits can get complicated.

    Our workers’ compensation attorneys can make sure your family is getting the right benefits—and all the benefits you’re owed.

    When you’re in pain from losing someone you care about in a tragic way, we consider it our mission to help you put your life back together.

    • “Before I got injured at work I didn’t know that lawyers like this even existed. Workers’ Compensation, LLC, saw my suffering and jumped into action immediately.”

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    • “My company’s insurance didn’t want to fork over the cash after I got hurt at a satellite work site . . . . A big thanks to Workers’ Compensation, LLC, for getting my case taken care of quickly and to my benefit.”

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