Work Related Fatalities
The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful things a family will ever have to go through. Beyond the emotional pain of a life cut short, consideration must also be given to the economic loss that the family has suffered as a result of a primary wage-earner’s death. In cases where your loved one dies in the course of doing his or her job, surviving family members have the right to seek benefits through workers’ compensation.
At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, P.C., we represent dependents in all aspects of work-related fatality claims. We understand what a troubling time this is for you, and we know that the last thing on your mind right now is making difficult decisions about complicated legal issues. We are here to take those issues off your shoulders and be your advocate during this difficult time.
Call for a free consultation about your loved one’s job-related death. Contact our office at 404-233-6200.
Fighting for Fair Dependent Compensation
In the event of a work-related fatality, dependents are eligible to make a claim for survivor benefits. Under Georgia law, spouses and children are considered presumed dependents. Others must be proven. For example, if a child resides with his grandparents or other relative, workers’ compensation benefits can be recovered by the child for the death of a resident relative that provided support. Our attorneys have the experience and the commitment to help you fight for the benefits you are entitled to receive.
We know that employers and their insurance companies are motivated to settle these cases as quickly and cheaply as possible. We will be there with you throughout the process, working to ensure that you are treated fairly. If you have been offered a settlement, we encourage you speak with one of our Georgia work-related fatalities attorneys before you accept it.
Our experience in these matters has given us a clear understanding of the value of work-related death claims. We promise to pursue every available option in an effort to secure the maximum level of compensation available for you and the other people who were dependent on your loved one for support.
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To schedule a free consultation with our Atlanta workplace death law firm, please contact us today.
Ronald Hilley was the contributing attorney to this content.