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$148,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation
LPN unable to return to normal job. Back injury with consequential psychological injury
Gerald W. Bosch
Death and Dependency Benefits After A Workplace Fatality
Bosch Law Firm, Ltd., is dedicated not only to helping injured workers, but also to helping the families of those who have lost a loved one due to a work-related accident or injury. We provide survivors with the compassion they need and the straightforward answers they deserve. Drawing on the skills and knowledge we have gained through decades of legal practice, we help you navigate the complex system surrounding the death and dependency aspects of Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits.
Who Is Eligible For Death And Dependency Benefits?
Those most commonly associated with eligibility for dependency benefits are a person’s spouse and minor children. While it is true that children are granted these benefits, there are many other people who may be entitled to benefits. Some of these include a person’s:
- Children under the age of 25 (if they are students)
- Children over 18 who are mentally or physically incapacitated and unable to earn a living
- Any other persons wholly or partially supported by the deceased worker
When you meet with us, we take the time to fully understand your situation and determine exactly who can receive death and dependency benefits based on the loss of a loved one due to a work injury. We then conduct an extensive investigation designed to make sure you receive the full amount to which you are entitled based on your loved one’s rate of pay. Our attorney will stand up for your rights at all stages of the process, so that you always have a trusted adviser to turn to during this difficult time in your life.
Workplace Death Facts
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, since 1992 there has been an average of more than 5,500 work-related deaths in the United States every year. The most common causes of these deaths were:
- Transportation-related accidents and injuries
- Being struck by objects or equipment
- Exposure to harmful substances
- Fires and explosions
Since 1993, there have been between 60 and 113 work-related deaths in Minnesota every year. The causes of these deaths closely mirror the national trends outlined above.