Under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law, death benefits are
payable to the deceased worker’s surviving spouse and/or children,
based upon a percentage of the deceased employee’s wages. These
calculations, it should be noted, are subject to a maximum cap. A burial
allowance is also available to the deceased employee’s family. If
you are a qualified dependent of a workplace injury related death, seeing
an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer is critical. To that
end, the insurance company must properly determine the correct payments
and correctly calculate the qualifying period to ensure you, as the surviving
family members of a deceased worker, receive all the worker’s compensation
benefits that you are entitled to. Please feel free to call LeavenLaw,
your Florida Workers’ compensation law firm to schedule a free initial
consultation to discuss your deceased loved one’s case.
Compensation For Death
If employee death results from a work-related accident, there are valuable
benefits that a qualified dependent is eligible for from the worker’s
compensation insurance carrier. As an example, the employer and/or its
insurance carrier is liable to pay the deceased worker’s actual
funeral expenses up to $7,500.00. Further, the employer and/or its worker’s
compensation insurance carrier shall pay the deceased employee’s
dependents up to two-thirds of the deceased employee’s average weekly
wage depending on the type of dependent that is at issue (spouse, child,
parent, etc.). Lastly, the worker’s compensation carrier would be
responsible for payment of school expenses of the surviving spouse. In
no circumstance, however, would the employer and/or its insurance carrier
have to pay the family for the death of an employee more than $150,000.00.
LeavenLaw is a consumer protection law firm that helps hurt workers receive
just compensation for their workplace related injuries and losses that
result therefrom. LeavenLaw is not just another law firm; it is a highly
experienced law firm with an excellent track record at handling workers’
compensation cases throughout Central Florida. Assisting hurt workers
and dealing with on-the-job Injuries is what it and its attorneys do for
a living, and do very well. LeavenLaw serves clients throughout the State
of Florida from its centrally located offices in
Tampa Bay and
Orlando, Florida to best meet your needs.
If your workplace injury is serious, it is imperative that your legal rights
are protected. This is where LeavenLaw can help you. It is critical that
you do the research to find a reputable and capable worker’s compensation
attorney to assist you in the is imperative, trying time. A law firm with
experience, resources and a long-standing track record of success is what
you need. LeavenLaw believes its success is based not only on its previous
client results, but is based upon the personal relationships it has built
with its clients over the last four decades.
To assist you, LeavenLaw’s website discusses its overall legal practice
and its attorneys’ credentials. It further provides powerful educational
information on Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Remember, every
hurt worker’s case is unique and deserves to be evaluated on its
own, independent basis. Please contact LeavenLaw for a free consultation
before making a decision about legal representation. You will speak with
an experienced worker’s compensation attorney directly, not a staff member.
In the end, LeavenLaw welcomes the challenges offered by difficult cases
involving serious injuries and complex issues. If you have been injured
on the job due to a workplace related incident, do not hesitate to call
and talk to us.
You deserve to know your valuable Legal Rights.