Recovering Benefits When A Loved One Dies In A Workplace Accident
Time and again, our attorneys hear from surviving family members of workers killed on the job that their legal objectives “are not solely about money.” Spouses, children, parents, brothers and sisters of injured workers often want to help make workplaces safer by holding employers accountable. The hope is that a workers’ compensation claim after a fatality may serve to alert an organization of hazards that compromise workers’ safety.
At the same time, a newly bereaved family of a workplace accident fatality victim needs and deserves financial compensation for final medical costs, funeral and burial costs, and loss of income that the deceased worker had previously contributed to the family.
Workers’ compensation death benefits may not be sufficient for all of these losses. However, they are a step in the right direction.
When Gillis Law Firm handles workers’ compensation claims after accidental injuries and fatalities, our attorneys carefully review and analyze details about the circumstances. If there is any indication that there could be a viable
third-party liability claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim, we look more closely and alert the injured people and families accordingly.
If your husband, wife, son, daughter, mother or father was killed in a workplace accident in Connecticut, we hope you will consult with an attorney at Gillis Law Firm and allow us to advise you on how to collect all compensation that your family is eligible for. Contact us regarding a fatality resulting from violence in the workplace, a fire or explosion, a vehicle accident or a construction accident. You may have a wrongful death claim against a negligent party as well as a workers’ compensation death benefits claim against the employer’s insurer.
Clients of our firm can count on attentive service from one or more of our three experienced New Haven workers’ compensation lawyers as well as efficient, helpful staff members. Our experience has given us the resources to handle complex workers’ compensation cases, including fatal on-the-job accident cases.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
Gillis Law Firm offers free initial consultations. Please let us know if you need an evening or weekend appointment. Our Spanish-speaking paralegal enables many of our Hispanic clients to communicate with our law offices more easily. We handle cases on a contingency basis. This means there will be no legal fees until and unless we recover compensation for you. Located in downtown New Haven, our law office is next to the courthouse in an area with abundant free parking.
Contact us by email or by calling 866-603-9810 to arrange a free initial consultation.