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Our offices are located in Cumming and we serve clients across the entire State of Georgia.
Understanding Workers' Compensation Death Claims in Georgia
Losing a loved one due to a work-related accident is a devastating experience. At Bourne Law Firm - Workers' Compensation Attorneys, we are here to provide you with compassionate legal support and help you navigate the complex process of workers' compensation death claims in Georgia. Our experienced attorneys will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the benefits and justice that you deserve.
Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Death Benefits
In Georgia, the surviving dependents of a deceased worker who passed away due to a work-related accident or occupational disease may be entitled to death benefits under workers' compensation law. Eligible dependents include:
Dependent adult children with disabilities
Other dependent family members in some cases
Death Benefits under Georgia Workers' Compensation Law
The workers' compensation death benefits in Georgia may include:
Funeral expenses up to a certain amount
Weekly income benefits for eligible dependents
Medical expenses related to the deceased worker's injury or illness
The amount and duration of the weekly income benefits depend on the deceased worker's average weekly wage and the relationship between the deceased worker and the eligible dependents.
Important Deadlines for Filing a Death Claim
To ensure that your family receives the death benefits you deserve, it is crucial to act promptly and adhere to the filing deadlines under Georgia law. Key deadlines include:
Notifying the employer within 30 days of the employee's death
Filing a claim with the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation within one year of the employee's death
Missing these deadlines may jeopardize your eligibility for workers' compensation death benefits. Our experienced attorneys will help you stay on track and ensure that all necessary documentation is submitted in a timely manner.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
At Bourne Law Firm - Workers' Compensation Lawyers, our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to providing you with the support and guidance you need during this difficult time. If you have lost a loved one due to a work-related accident or illness, we are here to help you navigate the complex process of workers' compensation death claims in Georgia. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us today:
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