Fatal workplace injuries
Fighting for workers and their families
Sadly, a workplace injury can sometimes be fatal. When a worker is killed on the job, family members don't just lose a loved one. They suffer the loss of a provider and caregiver. The fatal workplace injury lawyers at Lourie Law Firm help ensure the family members of these workers receive all the benefits they need and deserve as they deal with their loss.
There are many kinds of accidents that can result in the death of a worker. And when the unthinkable happens, state law allows for compensation for those left behind. In South Carolina, survivors of a worker killed in a workplace accident may be eligible to receive death benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. It doesn't matter who was at fault or how the accident happened.
Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one. But death benefits can help surviving family members meet expenses as they prepare to move on. Death benefits can provide compensation for loss of income, medical bills and funeral expenses.
If a third party's negligence contributed to a loved one's death at the workplace, we can also help family members take legal action to hold them accountable. Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, searching for any evidence that helps us to build a strong case. Then we will seek compensation for the surviving family members, whether through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
The loss of a loved one can leave a family reeling. There are many arrangements to be made, even while families are dealing with the shock of the loss. An experienced attorney can pursue a claim for death benefits while easing the burden on the family during this difficult time.
Experienced, knowledgeable attorneys
The Lourie Law Firm fights for the rights of workers and their families. We know the workers' compensation laws in South Carolina, and we know how to build strong cases that get families all the benefits they deserve.
After the loss of a loved one, family members can often find themselves at odds over how to split their loved one's money and personal belongings. This may apply to a worker's death benefits, as well. But our experience and knowledge of the law can be very helpful to families during this time.
When a worker is killed on the job, state law has very specific guidelines addressing how much compensation can be paid, who is eligible and how the compensation is distributed. Our experienced attorneys can families sort out that information so they know exactly how much to expect.
We can also help families file all the proper paperwork and meet all filing deadlines. We keep them informed every step of the way, and help them appeal any denial of benefits.
If you have lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, we offer our sincere condolences. We can also offer you our help in filing a claim for the death benefits you are eligible to receive. You can contact us anytime for a free consultation. There's no obligation, and we can go over your legal options.