Chicago Work Related Death Attorneys
After a Fatal Workplace Accident, Our Chicago Lawyers Are Ready to Help
There may be nothing more tragic than the loss of a loved one. When the loved one is taken from us in a workplace accident that could have been prevented, however, it only adds to the pain of the whole situation. While your thoughts might not immediately turn to the legal implications of your loved one’s death, it is important to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you understand your rights and legal options.
When you really need a Chicago work injury lawyer, call Grazian & Volpe at 773.838.8100 or send us an email.
Under Illinois law, if an employee suffers an injury or contracts a disease on the job that eventually leads to his or her death, the employee’s surviving family members have the right to seek certain benefits through workers’ compensation. The process for obtaining these benefits can be quite complex, and the assistance of a lawyer can help to ensure that you, your children and any other dependents receive the full compensation allowed under the law.
At Grazian & Volpe, our Chicago work related death attorneys have represented many families whose loved ones have been killed in the process of doing their jobs. Our substantial experience in these matters and our comprehensive understanding of the law allow us to provide the sound advice and the results-oriented representation you need.
Helping You Through a Complex Process During a Difficult Time
Surviving family members are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits for the medical expenses and burial expenses associated with their loved one’s death. In addition, they also have the right to seek lost income benefits. These benefits are based on a percentage of the employee’s average weekly wages. The surviving spouse and any young children are presumed to be dependents in the eyes of workers compensation. Other dependent persons, such as adult children, parents and grandparents may also make a claim for wage benefits.
There are time limits and maximum benefit levels associated with these claims. In some cases, a lump sum benefit may be in your best interests. When you hire our firm, we will take the time to review your circumstances and give you our best recommendation about how to proceed. In all cases, our only goal is to see that you receive the best result available for your case.
Call for a Free Consultation About Your Loved One’s Work Related Death
If defective equipment was involved in the cause of the accident that took your loved one’s life, there may be grounds for an additional personal injury claim. Contact our office today to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you. We can be reached online or by calling 773.838.8100 to schedule your free initial consultation.