If you are facing a recent death, you are not only dealing with the loss of your loved one but the immediate financial pressure and a host of other problems that just seem to linger unresolved. Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorney J. David Smith understands what you are going through.
If your loved one passed away some time ago and you are receiving weekly workers’ compensation death benefits, then you may be ready to settle the case for a lump sum to pay off bills. In either case, our firm is happy to help.
The survivors of someone who died during the course and scope of employment may be entitled to benefits pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act of Louisiana.
The death benefit provides payment for all or part of funeral expenses and provides weekly payments representing a percentage of the deceased employee’s wages. The percentage is based upon marital status and number of dependents of the deceased at the time of his or her death or, if the deceased was unmarried and without dependents, then the surviving parents are eligible for a lump sum payment of $75,000 each.
Do not accept the adjuster’s word on what your case may be worth before you speak with a Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorney. Remember that the insurance company is trying to pay as little as it can get away with to settle your claim.
If you’ve lost a loved one in Louisiana, contact J. David Smith, Attorney at Law for a free initial consultation. We can be reached at (225) 387-0293.