In Georgia, if your spouse is killed while working on the job, they maybe entitled to workers compensation death benefits. Generally speaking the benefits which may be available could be, reasonable expenses of the employee’s last sickness; burial expense; and weekly dependent benefits.
If the injured worker is killed but has medical expenses that are related to his work injury the employer should be responsible for those expenses.
Burial expenses are entitled up to $7,500.00 however you want to check with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney as the limits may have changed.
Weekly dependent benefits can be for family members and may in some cases non-family members qualify however the law is extremely complicated. If you have specific questions it is always in your best interest to contact a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney for specifics on who may or may not qualify as a dependent under Georgia workers’ compensation law.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
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