Death Claims 101


People grossly underestimate the power of a trade job. There has been a nasty trend in America where people who seek trade jobs or community college education are not seen as “smart” as those who get four-year jobs or who land office jobs. It seems the safer the job the more respect someone gets. The more dangerous the least respect. Our professional attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach have a very different opinion. Our business is to protect all workers from the dirty jobs to the pristine. We believe that all workers deserve to be protected and represented in times of need. Especially, when those times of need are a result of dying on the job.

Our Los Angeles death claim attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach has the privilege of working with families who lost a loved one too soon. California’s strict labour code is to both benefit the employee and the employer. However, over the past few years, the benefits to the employer are outweighing the employee. In order to get the results you need, you need a strong advocate by your side.

Who can file a death claim?

Typically those who file a death claim are the spouses or children of the person who died while on the job. However, parents, grandparents, and siblings can also file a death claim. Once a death claim is filed, the family must establish dependents for the insurance company. The insurance company will assign payment to all dependents. The problem with establishing dependency is that if there are too many then payments will be split up amongst the dependents. Other problems could be that if some dependents like spouses make too much money, she or he may not be able to receive all the benefits. Unless you have a strong advocate by your side who is willing to endless fight for the benefits you and your family deserve.

Who pays for medical bills or loss of income?

If your loved one died on the job then you will file a death claim with the workers compensation insurance. Once the file has been made, documentation such as employment information and medical treatment must be sent to the insurance company. Essentially, the remains of your loved one’s present and future is decided by the insurance company. Insurance companies are businesses. They are in the business of helping people, but at the end of the day they are looking out for their bottom line. Don’t trust an insurance company representative without a strong advocate by your side.

What to do?

Dealing with the death of a loved one is a life-changing event. Working with a seasoned professional will help speed the process of the death claim as well as ensure its success. Even though your loved one spent so much of their time at the job, do not expect the job to care. Our Los Angeles death claims lawyers care. Call 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation with our workers compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles today.

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