Death Benefits Under Workers' Compensation Law
Dedicated Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If your loved one lost his or her life from a work-related injury, you
may be eligible to receive death benefits as a surviving dependent. These
types of benefits are for dependents who relied on the deceased person
for financial support.
Smolich & Smolich, our
workers’ compensation attorneys have continuously served clients throughout Northern California since
1969 with personalized and compassionate legal counsel. Our firm has the
knowledge and strategies to help maximize the benefits you’re entitled
to. Losing a family member is one of the hardest moments of anyone’s
life and our firm is here to ensure that that loss is properly recognized
by the law.
Call Smolich & Smolich today at 888.452.0703 to learn how we can help.
Who is Eligible for Death Benefits?
Partial dependents and total dependents are eligible to receive death benefits.
A partial dependent is someone who only partially relied on the deceased
person for financial support, while a total dependent is someone who completely
relied on the worker for financial support. Children who are under the
age of 18 will receive additional weekly benefits until they become a
Under California law, the following members of a workers’ family
are automatically considered total dependents:
- Children under the age of 18
- Children of any age who are physically or mentally incapacitated
- A spouse who earned $30,000 a year before the worker’s death
Get Started With Us Today
All of the attorneys at Smolich & Smolich specialize in both injury
and disability cases, which allows them to combine their years of experience
to benefit our clients. The death of a loved one is a devastating loss
and our Sacramento workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help
you pick up the pieces. From start to finish, we will treat your case
with the compassion you deserve and the aggressive approach it needs.
Let us help you through this difficult time. Contact us today to request your