Los Angeles Fatal Work Accidents Lawyers
Over Five Decades of Experience
Losing a loved one is one of life’s most painful events. When that loss has occurred suddenly through an occupational accident, it can be even more traumatic and devastating for those left behind. This is especially true for families who depended on the deceased for financial as well as emotional support.
If you have lost a loved one in this way, you will likely have questions and concerns about how to move forward in recovering compensation. You can turn to a reliable Los Angeles fatal work accident attorney at LA Workers' Comp Attorneys for the legal counsel you need. Our dedicated workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers have provided compassionate and proficient representation for injured workers and their families since 1965. We understand the immense loss and financial hardship you may now be facing and can work vigorously to help you obtain the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Reach out to LA Workers' Comp Attorneysat (213) 437-9555 for the legal help you need. Get started with a free initial consultation.
How California Families Can Recover Financial Compensation
In the wake of a workplace fatality, you and your family have two options for seeking financial compensation:
- Recovery through workers’ compensation death benefits
- Recovery through a wrongful death claim
Workers’ compensation death benefits include reasonable funeral and burial expenses as well as lost earnings based on the deceased’s occupation and number of dependents. These benefits are capped at a certain amount and do not cover non-economic damages such as suffering, loss of emotional support, and the like. Also, by accepting them you forfeit your right to sue the employer who may have been negligent.
A wrongful death claim may be appropriate in cases where an employer’s negligence caused the fatal accident. By proving negligence and the suffering it caused both financially and emotionally to you and your family, you may be able to recover considerably more than workers’ compensation death benefits. You will not be subject to a financial cap and you may seek damages for emotional anguish, loss of partnership, and more. Should wanton misconduct on the part of the employer be found as a cause, punitive damages may also be awarded.
Get Skilled Legal Counsel
To understand more about how you should proceed, it is highly advised that you bring your case to one of our experienced attorneys. We can investigate your situation to help you make an informed decision and provide legal guidance every step of the way whether through a workers’ comp or wrongful death claim.
Contact us at (213) 437-9555 to get started today with our Los Angeles fatal work accident lawyers.
Our firm is capable of serving clients in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese & Korean.
Our firm has a long track record of achieving high-value settlements for our clients across a variety of case types (the recovery in each case may differ depending on the particular facts and circumstances).
Our firm is staffed by experienced employees & has the resources necessary to effectively advocate for the outcome you deserve.
Our firm has been in practice since 1965 & boasts decades of experience protecting the rights of injured workers.