If a member of your family dies as a result of an accident at work, or as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at work, the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act provides death benefits to certain to the person's widow or widower, children, dependents, or parents. The calculation of these benefits is complicated, and can be applied differently based on the nature of the relationship. You should consult an attorney to make sure that you are receiving the full death benefits that you and your family may be entitled to.
The Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act also currently provides that an employer and its workers' compensation insurer must pay burial expenses of up to $8,500.00. However, if the actual burial expenses are less than $7,500.00, the difference between the actual burial expenses and $7,500.00 must be paid to the heirs as other death benefits.
If a member of your family has passed away due to an accident and injury at work, contact the attorneys at Workers' Compensation, L.L.C., to discuss whether you or any other member of your family may be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits.