Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Survivors After A Fatal Injury On The Job
If your spouse or another close family member whom you were dependent on has died because of a workplace injury in Minnesota, you may be eligible for survivors’ benefits.
At Malone & Atchison in Edina, St. Cloud, and Brainerd our experienced, compassionate workers’ compensation attorneys help widows, widowers and other close family members fast-track their application for death benefits. We are here to help you at this difficult time.
A Brief Summary Of Some Of The Most Common Death Benefit Scenarios
If your spouse died as a result of a workplace injury in Minnesota, you are likely to qualify for workers’ compensation death benefits. Your spouse’s minor children or college students under age 25 may also qualify for benefits.
If you had another relationship with the deceased worker – such as mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, sister, brother, mother-in-law or father-in-law – and were financially dependent on that worker, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits.
As someone who was fully or partially dependent on a worker who was injured on the job, you may qualify for $60,000 or more. For example:
- As a spouse with no dependent child, you may receive weekly compensation benefits for 10 years at 50 percent of the weekly workers’ compensation wages at the time of the fatal injury.
- As a spouse with one dependent child, you and the child may receive 60 percent of the deceased person’s daily wages until the child is no longer a dependent. Then, for 10 years, you may receive 16 2/3 percent less than the last weekly workers’ compensation that you received while the child was still a dependent.
To confirm these or other benefit amounts that may apply in your case, consult with a lawyer at Malone & Atchison. We can also determine whether you have a third-party personal injury case in connection with your loved one’s work-related fatal injury.
For A No-Obligation Consultation
We are available to answer your questions and get your death benefits case underway without delay. Get the information you need – as well as the help you need – to cut through red tape and start receiving benefit payments. Statutes of limitations limit the amount of time you have to file a claim, so please contact us as soon as possible.
Many clients have discovered that our knowledge and skills enable them to get more benefits and receive them faster than they would if they tried to apply on their own. Initial consultations are free. To schedule a meeting with an attorney, call 952-209-9018 or 320-407-1671 or email us.