Industrial injuries leading to death are uncommon, but are the most significant event in the lives of the surviving family members. If your spouse has been killed in a work accident, the insurer often will be obliged to pay weekly benefits to you so long as you do not remarry. There are special rules determining the rates of payment and the level of support for
Dependent children of a former spouse may also be on maximum payments and a provision for minimum payments. If you have suffered the loss of your spouse to the effects of an industrial accident, we offer our condolences and our help.
Even if you are presently receiving payments under the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Law in Massachusetts regulating death benefits, we will review your case at no charge to determine whether weekly payments are being paid correctly.
Burial expenses not exceeding four thousand dollars are a part of the insurer’s obligations that are often overlooked. We will also review the circumstances of death to determine whether you may have a third party claim for accidental death.
Should circumstances necessitate pursuing a claim for accidental death benefits, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney will be vital to your success. The Law Office of Paul G. Lalonde will provide a free consultation to help you decide whether to pursue a claim for benefits.