Workers’ Comp Death Benefits

Losing a loved one because of a workplace accident can be devastating—and without his or her income to rely on, it may be difficult for your family to keep up with your day-to-day living expenses. However, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits from the employer’s insurance company.

If your loved one died in an on-the-job accident, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Ponce Law want to help you get the benefits you deserve. We know Tennessee employment law, and we can put our experience to work for you. Contact us at (800) 363-9113 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Collecting Death Benefit Payments

When an employee dies at work, workers’ compensation benefits may be paid to his or her:

  • Spouse or Dependent Children
    If a deceased employee leaves behind one dependent—such as a spouse or dependent child—that dependent will be eligible to receive up to 50 percent of their loved one’s average weekly wage. If the deceased worker leaves behind two or more dependents, then those dependents’ benefits may increase up to 66 2/3 percent of the weekly wage.
  • Estate
    A deceased employee with no spouse or dependent children will have his or her workers’ compensation benefits up to $20,000 paid to his or her estate.

At Ponce Law, we know how to investigate workplace accidents and deaths, and we’ll do our best to help your family get full compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Our Experience is Your Advantage

With more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury claims for victims and their families, the Nashville workers’ compensation attorneys at Ponce Law have what it takes to build a strong case for you. You have enough to deal with after your loved one’s death—let us take care of the legal paperwork and help you with the healing process.