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Death Benefits in Iowa Workers Comp
Losing a loved one in an accident is a painful, traumatic experience. One day, you’re seeing them off to work and then they don’t come home. You’re left grieving and without closure for your losses. On top of that, you and your family are suffering financially.
Although you can’t replace the love and companionship that your loved one once gave you, you can recover death benefits in Iowa workers comp claims. A fatal work accident is undoubtedly traumatic for you and your family, but you’ll have a chance to recover with a lawyer from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC.
Who’s Eligible for Death Benefits?
First, you’ll need to determine who’s eligible to file your claim. Although you were not the one who suffered an injury, you were affected by the accident, and you should receive compensation for your loss. Who can file for these benefits, then?
If you’re the spouse of the deceased, you’ll have a chance to recover some of the lost income you would have had if they had lived. Likewise, any children under eighteen or dependents who are physically or mentally unable to support themselves should be compensated.
These benefits should last for some time, giving you the support you need until you’re able to recover. For spouses of deceased workers, you’ll be able to recover benefits until you remarry. If you choose not to remarry, you can collect these benefits for life.
Compensation for Your Loss
When you’re trying to recover from the loss of a loved one, you should be able to focus on your grief, not on the financial costs of that loss. Although money can’t bring them back, it can relieve some of the additional strain you might be experiencing because of the accident.
Dependents will be able to recover 80 percent of the wages the deceased would have otherwise received before their death.These benefits are capped, but it does give you some funds to help you get back on your feet and move forward with your life.
You may also be able to receive some funds for your burial costs. These benefits can cover up to twelve times the state average weekly wages.
Get Death Benefits with a Lawyer’s Help
Losing a family member can be a devastating experience. Your spouse was a vital part of your life, not just someone who provided financial support, but someone who brought you care, love, and affection. Although that emotional support can’t be replaced, if they were killed in a work accident, you should receive death benefits in Iowa workers comp claims.
By seeking death benefits for your loved one’s fatal work accident, you can secure the maximum compensation you need to move forward with your life. Get started today by scheduling a free consultation at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC, where we’ll discuss your benefits and what you’re eligible to collect.
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