Death Benefits Can Help You Move Forward
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult times in your life. If a family member, spouse or parent died due to a workplace accident or illness, you may face grief and anger, and you may not know how to proceed. Aside from the emotional pain you feel, you also have to contend with mounting medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost wages. Although no amount of money will bring back your loved one, you can take steps to obtain compensation to help your financial burden.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. can help you file death benefit claims to recover the compensation you and your family need to move forward.
Helping Grieving Families Obtain the Benefits They Deserve
In New Jersey, dependents of individuals killed in workplace accidents can recover death benefits under workers’ compensation laws. State law considers a surviving spouse and the natural children who were part of the household at the time of the death as automatic dependents. Other family members, such as parents, grandparents and siblings must prove actual dependency to recover death benefits. Adult children may recover benefits as dependents until they turn 25.
Death benefit payments are set at 70% of the deceased individual’s average weekly salary. If a third-party was responsible or partially responsible for the accident, then the personal injury attorneys at Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. can help you file a negligence or wrongful death claim against them, in addition to any workers’ compensation claim.
Seek Help From Experienced Death Benefit Attorneys Today
If you lost a loved one due to a workplace accident or illness, you may have the right to obtain death benefits. To discuss your eligibility and learn more about the process, contact the attorneys at Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. today. To schedule a free consultation at the Cherry Hill office, call 856-528-7991 or complete an online contact form.