All You Need To Know About Death Claims

William J. Kropach

No one goes to their job thinking it is their last. We all wake up in the morning hoping that the workday will pass quickly so we can go back to the comfort of our homes and loved ones. Unfortunately, to be human means to have an expiration date. If someone you love died while at work you have the right to seek compensation as a dependent of your loved one. The first thing you should do is call our Los Angeles death claims attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach.

Who can file a death claim?

This question is important because those who are the most devastated by the death of their loved ones are typically dependent on them. Total dependents are those who immediately related to the person who has passed. This means children under 18, parents, spouses, or anyone who is totally dependent on the deceased person. Total dependents can still be able-bodied people with jobs. They have to prove that they were reliant on the past individual. Partial dependents are those who relied on the deceased but were not completely dependent on the deceased. You must prove that you are total or partial dependents in order to access the insurance claim.

Who talks to the insurance company?

Insurance companies are just like any business. They are there to gain profit from people’s health. Just like any good business, insurance companies will negotiate. They will intimidate you to believe that they cannot. This is why it is so important to discuss your situation with our Los Angeles Death Claims Attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach. It is the insurance companies that will assess your dependency as well as the amount dispersed. With an attorney by your side, we will advocate for you to get paid the fair share you deserve.

When will payments start?

The payment information is dependent on how many total or partial dependents. If there is one total dependent you will receive $250,000. Two dependents mean $290,000 will be split between the two. If there are three then $320,000 will split between the three. In addition to these sums, you can receive up to $10,000 in burial expenses. The payments are typically two-thirds of the deceased weekly paycheck.

What help do I need?

It is important to seek an attorney who specializes in death claims because insurance companies can be stringent with those who can or cannot receive death claim benefits.  On top of all the paperwork necessary, you must also provide evidence for how your loved one died while at work. This process can be very long and very tedious. Having a strong advocate by your side means you get the support you need to get the result you deserve.

What to do?

Our Los Angeles death claims lawyers at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach are ready to speak with you about your situation. Call 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation with our workers compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach today.

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