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.
to set up your appointment with a New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer.