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Fatal Workplace Injury

Fatal Workplace Accidents

Death Benefits Provided by Workers’ Compensation

Many people are aware of what happens when they sustain an injury at the workplace. They know that there are benefits through workers’ compensation they may be entitled to that helps cover their expenses if they are unable to work.

Did you know, though, that there are death benefits that family members may be entitled to if their loved passes in a fatal workplace accident? These benefits are provided for the surviving family members such as children, spouses, siblings, and parents. It is important to understand how these benefits work.

Workers’ compensation death benefits are as follows:

  • $6,000 funeral costs for downstate, $5,000 upstate
  • Weekly benefits until the surviving spouse remarries or dependents turn 18 (23 if they are full-time students)
  • If nobody qualifies for weekly benefits, the decedent’s parents or estate may be entitled to $50,000

Choosing Our NYC Workers' Compensation Lawyers

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City workers' compensation attorneys work with clients to help them understand the process of claiming death benefits. When your loved one is killed, it can impact so many aspects of your life including lost income, lost companionship, lost support, and more. We work with you to ease the financial strain that you may be dealing with at this difficult time.

Call (212) 577-9325 for a free consultation.

Occupational Death Statistics in New York City

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 78 total fatal work injuries in New York City in 2014. This is 22 more than the previous year. This may be due to the increase in the construction industry in New York City over recent years. It seems like every block has a new construction project all the time and when proper precautions are not taken, fatal injuries can occur.

Get a free workers' comp consultation!

If your loved one was killed in a workplace accident, it is best to reach out to a qualified lawyer to discuss your rights and determine what legal options you may have. Our firm can explain the claims-filing process to you and help you navigate the system step by step. You shouldn’t have to suffer after losing your loved one. We work with you so you can get the death benefits you need.

Contact our firm online today or call (212) 577-9325.

More Than $300 Million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

See Our Results
  • $7,986,908

    Union Dockworker injured on the job retained The Perecman Firm.

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    Settled after verdict for $7,250,000
  • $6,000,000
    Settlement – Union Crane Operator injured on the job.
  • $5,003,802

    Cable Installer injured on the job when he fell from a ladder and fractured his leg.

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    Settled after verdict for $4,500,000
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