Are You Seeking Workers' Comp Death Benefits?

Death Benefits in Baton Rouge, LA

We Are Sorry for Your Loss. Let Our Firm Help.

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.

Are You Entitled to Benefits?

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.

In order to be eligible for work comp death benefits, you must meet the following:

  • You are the surviving spouse or a dependent child of the deceased employee
  • If the deceased employee had no surviving spouse or dependent children, the surviving parents may be eligible for a lump sum payment

What Benefits Are Available?

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 (855) 973-1098.

We Go Above and Beyond. Your Experience is Very Important.

  • “He takes alot of time out with his clients to give his undivided attention when handling your case.”

    Engra M.

  • “He turned an awful situation into a good experience.”

    Dee B.

  • “He always kept me in the loop about the progress of my case.”

    Benjamin S.

  • “The respect Mr. David and his staff shows you and your family in one of the worst times you can have in life, speaks volumes about his character.”

    Clay Y.

What J. David Smith, Attorney at Law Can Do for You

  1. Handles all communication with your employer and the insurance company right away
  2. Trusted by other law firms in our area and we often get referrals from other attorneys
  3. Named as one of the top 100 Injured Workers’ Advocates nationally by WILG
  4. Serves as Bar Examiner for the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Bar Admissions
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