If an individual’s immediate family member is killed in a workplace accident, he/she may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the government. The death of a loved one is devastating and can be particularly consequential when the deceased was a family’s primary provider.
When injured at work, an employee is often eligible for worker’s compensation. If an employee is killed at his/her workplace, his/her family may qualify for workers’ compensation. In addition, the family may be eligible to receive Social Security, if the deceased individual worked long enough to establish a suitable amount of Social Security funds.
Obtaining these forms of financial assistance can help an individual to maintain a monthly income and effectively support his/her family. When peoples’ spouses, parents, or children suffer from death in workplace environments, they should review the workers compensation regulations and Social Security Benefit laws in their state. They may also wish to enlist the assistance of an attorney, to help them better understand their rights and obtain the financial compensation that they deserve.