If your loved one dies in a workplace accident, our attorneys can help you pursue workers compensation benefits. To submit a claim, you must be at least partially dependent upon the deceased individual, and they must be a direct member of your family. This can include a spouse, siblings, children and parents. Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) determines just weekly benefit payments after analyzing the deceased’s past wages and number of dependents. A spouse can receive weekly payments until they either remarry or pass. Children can receive benefits until the age of 18 or 25 if they are full-time students.
Under Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws, you may not sue an employer for your loved one’s death. However, you can file a wrongful death claim against a third party whose negligence or recklessness contributed to their death. This can include:
Our experienced attorneys will analyze the circumstances of their death and help you pursue a plan that maximizes compensation. We may recommend filing for workers’ compensation benefits only, a wrongful death suit or both.
A loved one’s death is overwhelming. At the Tom Morgan Law group, our lawyers will act as your trusted advocates and ensure that your rights and best interests are protected. If your loved one passes in a fatal accident, call our compassionate workers compensation lawyers in Columbus, Ohio at 614-258-1133 to discuss your options during a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online by clicking the link below.
To contact one of our experienced and trusted workers compensation or social security disability lawyers in Columbus, call 614-258-1133 or toll free at 800-948-6200 or contact us online below.