Wrongful Death Claims

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

The state of New Jersey defines a “wrongful death” as the death of a person caused by “a wrongful act, neglect, or default, such as would, if the death had not ensued, have entitled the person injured to maintain an action for damages resulting from the injuries.”

If an employee dies due to a work-related injury or illness, then their surviving dependents can file a claim for “death benefits.” The spouse, children, or other dependents are entitled to compensation if they relied on the deceased worker for financial support.

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, our team of experienced workers’ compensation lawyers is committed to helping survivors of deceased worker’s recover the compensation they are entitled to. Although no amount of money can replace your loved one, our team is here to passionately represent you and your family and make sure your rights and interests are fully protected so you can secure the justice you deserve.

Call (201) 870-1909 today to request a free initial consultation with one of our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover?

The following damages are typically recoverable in wrongful death cases:

  • Funeral & Burial Expenses
  • Medical Costs from Pre-Death Injuries
  • Loss of Inheritance as a Result of Death
  • Loss of the Deceased Worker’s Expected Income

Death benefits payout 70% of the deceased worker’s average weekly wage. In New Jersey, the maximum weekly death benefit is $903. The New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation oversees the allocation of benefits among the dependents. It is important to note that there is a two year statute of limitation for filing a claim for death benefits with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation.

Consult with Our Legal Team in New Jersey

If you need help filing your claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you should immediately get in touch with our lawyers to discuss the details of your case. We can walk you through the entire legal process and explain all of your rights under the law. Our goal is to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. Stop by our office today to get started on your case.

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