Death Benefits for Families in Stockton
Put a Decade of Worker’s Comp Knowledge to Work For You
Losing a family member to a work-related accident is devastating. Dealing with the challenges of securing death benefits only adds to the emotional pain. If you have never dealt with a work injury, the system can feel complex and overwhelming. The Stockton workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian have assisted the families of injured workers Northern California for more than a decade.
Learning to Navigate the Process
We provide guidance for families of victims to help them navigate all aspects of the legal process. We explain the process to help you understand the challenges involved in securing death benefits for your family. Educated clients are more able to make the right choices, which can help to obtain a more favorable result. The death benefit depends on the worker’s total number of dependents.
As of 2013, death benefits for families include:
- Burial expenses of $10,000
- $250,000 for one dependent
- $290,000 for two or more dependents
- $320,000 for three or more total dependents
- $250,000 and four times annual support for one total and one partial dependent
- For one or more partial dependent, the death benefit is eight times the annual support, not to exceed $250,000
Time Periods for Collecting Death Benefits
Proceedings for collecting death benefits must begin within one year from the date of death or one year from the date of the last workers’ compensation benefits were received, if the death occurred more than a year from the date of the initial injury. Let our experienced death benefits lawyer provide the advice and assistance you need to navigate the process and collect the benefits your family needs and deserves.
Lost a loved one due to a work-related accident, injury, or occupational disease? Get in touch with our Stockton workers’ compensation attorneys by calling (209) 762-8511.