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Fatal Workplace Accidents

Our NYC Workers' Comp Lawyers Fight for Grieving Families.

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. However, families who have suffered a tragic loss due to a work accident have a right to a claim as well.

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City workers' compensation attorneys have spent 150 years collectively fighting for workers' and their families. We've secured over $500 million in verdicts and settlements for the injured and grieving, changing their lives for the better through aggressive and knowledgeable representation. We are the firm that can guide you through the next several months, giving you the room to grieve and heal.

Call (212) 577-9325 to speak with The Perecman Firm in a free consultation.

The Death Benefits Available to Workers' Families

Comprehensive workers' compensation policies provide families with specific death benefits in the event of a fatal 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 in order to learn if you should pursue a claim.

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 lawyers 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 $500 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 $500 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
  • $7,986,908.00

    Union Dockworker injured on the job retained The Perecman Firm.

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  • $1,375,000.00
    Settlement for roofer who fell from ladder and injured back.
  • $1,000,000.00
    Custodian fell of ladder due to defective installation of cabinets. Settled after trial for $800,000.
See Our Results


  • “I LOVE The Perecman Firm!”

    - Naida M.

  • “Like Family!”

    - Alyssa O

  • “Mr. Perecman had my best interests at heart”

    - Anonymous

  • “Se experimenta una emoción muy bonita al ganar un caso porque te das cuenta que le has salvado la vida a alguien.”

    - Jose J.

  • “One of the best decisions I had ever made”

    - Joseph L.

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