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.