Experiencing the loss of a loved one is incredibly challenging, regardless of the circumstances. Alongside the emotional pain and grief, there are practical matters to address, such as making funeral arrangements. However, when you lose a loved one due to a work-related accident, the weight of these burdens increases significantly.
If your loved one was the primary source of income in the household, the financial stress compounded with the grief of loss can be devastating. In Oklahoma, workers’ compensation, can be used to provide death benefits to the spouse, children or other dependents of the deceased.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an insurance policy procured by the employer which helps cover costs of wages and medical bills if an employee is injured on the job. In the event of a death, Oklahoma has declared the family of the deceased to be able to receive survivor benefits or death benefits.
What Makes Someone Eligible to Receive Death Benefits?
It must be established that on-the-job injury was caused in the course and scope of employment. But, let Johnson & Biscone worry about the legal matters. Make sure to speak to a lawyer or come into our offices for a consultation to determine if moving forward with a death benefits claim would be a good course of action.
See If Johnson & Biscone Can Help You and Your Family
At Johnson & Biscone, located in Oklahoma City, we know just how difficult this time can be. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will stand alongside you every step of the way providing guidance and legal advice. Give us a call at 405-232-6490 to book an appointment, or to learn about how we can help you. You can also visit us at www.oklalegal.com for more information.