Dec 17, 2018

Workplace Shootings Part 2: Receiving Death Benefits

Can a Family Member Collect Death Benefits After a Workplace Shooting?

Collecting death benefits after the passing of a loved one is often a complicated process. The legal aspects of a workplace related death can vary state to state and are subject to examination for specific circumstances. To receive death benefits, a workplace injury or illness must have caused or contributed to your loved one’s death. If your loved one was shot and killed in a workplace shooting, it is imperative that you discuss the accident with a skilled and experienced workers’ compensation attorney from our team at Hansford McDaniel – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. You have the right to pursue compensation through workers’ compensation death benefits, and we are here to support you in that fight.

Collecting Benefits After a Fatal Accident

The passing of a loved one due to a workplace injury can create an extreme financial burden for survivors.  Family members are left with stress and emotional trauma while having to worry about if they will receive the death benefits that their loved one paid into while working. Unfortunately, shootings are not a black and white workers’ compensation case.  As the mass shooting epidemic continues to ravage the US, the coverage stipulations and costs of workers’ compensation death benefits increase. This is in part due to the employer’s payout of multiple policies at a time from mass shootings.

Regardless of the circumstances of your loved one’s death, your case deserves the attention and coverage that workers’ compensation is intended for.  Let us help you sift through the details and handle the legal legwork so that you can take the time you need to honor your loved one and care for your family.

Contact Our Team of Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you lost a loved one due to a workplace shooting, you need to discuss your case with an experienced and compassionate Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney from our team.  We understand the law regarding workers’ compensation ad we can help you fight to receive the benefits you are due.  The tragedy that you have experienced, and subsequent stress and suffering should not be exacerbated by the stress of financial struggles. Let us help you negotiate with your loved one’s workers’ compensation company regarding your death benefits settlement. It pays to have a knowledgeable lawyer in your corner.

Contact our firm for a free consultation at 770-922-3660.