Receiving Compensation After A Fatal Workplace Accident
Few things are more devastating than losing a loved one, especially when the death is unexpected. When an individual is killed in a workplace accident, the victim’s family may have questions about whether the accident could have been prevented or whether there were enough safety protocols in place.
Thankfully, there are some answers an experienced lawyer can provide about death benefits. At David & Associates, we have 100 years of experience helping the families of wrongful death victims receive the compensation they need after an accident. With headquarters in Wilmington, we have offices throughout southeastern North Carolina.
Helping Ensure All Benefits Go To The Victim’s Estate
When an individual is injured in a workplace accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation. Likewise, if an individual is killed, his or her family may be entitled to death benefits. Our firm works to ensure the decedent’s family and estate receives all the benefits they are entitled.
The amount of death benefits that are awarded is based on numerous factors, including whether the victim supported a family financially, how many children the individual had and how long until they turn 18. Death benefits can include compensation for funeral expenses, lost wages and future lost wages.
Was A Third Party Liable For The Accident?
When an individual is injured or killed because of something beyond the employer’s control, a third party may be held liable for additional compensation. For example, if a factory worker was using a defective product, the manufacturer of that product could also be held liable. When individuals contact our firm, we research every detail of the accident and possible causes.
Legal Support When You Need It Most
If your loved one was killed on the job, we can help ensure your family receives the compensation it deserves. Learn more about the representation an aggressive attorney can help you obtain. Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting our firm online or by calling 910-338-9490.