Helping You Seek The Survivors Benefits You Need
If your spouse passed away from a fatal work accident, you may have the right to recover workers’ compensation survivors’ benefits. Unfortunately, recovering these benefits is not always easy. The legal process is immensely complicated, especially when you are also coping with the grief of a recent death.
At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, I can help you pursue all available avenues to recover the benefits you need and deserve after your loved one’s fatal accident. I serve clients in the Augusta metro area and elsewhere throughout Georgia.
Am I Eligible For Benefits?
Under Georgia’s workers’ comp laws, certain survivors have the right to recover benefits such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Weekly income
However, not everyone qualifies. To be eligible for workers’ compensation survivors benefits, you must demonstrate that you were either married to the deceased worker or depended partially or completely on the decedent’s income. Spouses are not the only dependents who can qualify for benefits; children, siblings, parents and others can, too.
Compassion During A Difficult Time
I understand that discussing death and finances is never easy. When you work with me, you can expect to receive compassionate counsel in a welcoming environment that puts you at ease. You will always receive hands-on help from me directly, not an associate attorney. Together, you and I will explore your options and help you move forward after your loved one’s workplace accident.
Act Quickly And Discuss Your Options Today
In Georgia, you must file a claim within one year of the date of your loved one’s death. I will help you move swiftly to navigate the administrative procedures and meet this deadline. To request a free, confidential consultation, call 706-813-0259 or send me an email.