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Work accident lawyer discusses MIOSHA fatality data for first six months of 2013 and provides information about workers compensation benefits.

Data from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) shows seventeen workplace fatalities so far in 2013. Falls were the leading cause with six deaths and crush injures represent another five. The full table can be found here.

Nothing compares to the loss of a family member after a workplace death. This type of tragedy can destroy a family both emotionally and financially. Children grow up without a parent and the surviving spouse can be overwhelmed.

Life is precious and can never be reduced to a dollar amount. However, workers compensation benefits are available to help ease the burden.

Children

Children under the age of sixteen at the time of death are considered dependent and will receive five-hundred weeks of wage loss benefits. This is the weekly check a parent would have received if he or she was alive but disabled from working. A child may also be entitled to additional benefits until age twenty-one under specific circumstances.

Children over the age of sixteen are considered dependent if they are physically or mentally incapacitated and living with the parent at the time of death. Otherwise, children over the age of sixteen may have to prove factual dependency.

Spouses

A spouse must prove dependency to claim wage loss benefits. Several factors must be considered including whether the surviving spouse was working and a determination of how much the deceased actually contributed for support. Wage loss benefits can be reduced if the surviving spouse was only partially dependent.

Help is available

Insurance companies will dispute death claims to save money. Dependency is often the primary reason.

We can hold the insurance company accountable for paying the correct benefits. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

Related information:

Falls Are The Leading Cause of Death In Construction

06/01/2013

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


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