The Los Angeles Work Injury Attorneys

Helping Surviving Family Members After A Wrongful Death

If your loved one was killed as a result of an on-the-job accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits according to California law. It is in your best interest to speak to an experienced attorney who can help guide you through the workers’ compensation system. At the Law Offices of Hinden & Breslavsky, APC, our Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers have been serving clients throughout the state since 1974. We offer compassionate and personalized legal counsel, coupled with aggressive advocacy and a tireless dedication to our clients.

Who Is Entitled To Death Benefits In California?

Only certain relatives are entitled to compensation in the event of a workplace accident according to California workers’ compensation laws. Generally speaking, only the deceased’s dependents can recover death benefits. Those dependents can include the deceased’s spouse, kids or grandchildren, and cohabitating domestic partners. Some family members are automatically considered dependents. These family members include children under the age of 18, disabled or mentally incapacitated adult children, and a surviving spouse who earned less than $30,000 the year before their loved one’s passing.

According to the Cal. Labor Code §§ 3501-3503 (2020), other family members can qualify as dependents, but this can be complex. They may need to gather evidence to prove that they were completely dependent on their loved one for financial support. You should work with a caring, experienced lawyer to make certain the benefits go to the people who need them most.

Contact us online or call our office at 323-472-4692 to discuss your situation during a free initial consultation. There are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.

How Long Do I Have To File A Wrongful Death Claim In California?

According to the Cal. Labor Code § 5406 (2020), a wrongful death claim must be made within one year of your loved one passing and no more than 240 weeks after a fatal injury is incurred. Some circumstances can extend or shorten the amount of time you have to file a claim.

If you are unsure of how long you have to file a claim, an attorney from our firm can help you. Contact our firm today to discuss the details of your case with an experienced member of our team during a free, no-obligation consultation.

We Are Here To Help You

Our team of Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys, hearing representatives and support staff are dedicated to helping clients get their lives back on track. We understand the immense challenges you and your family are up against, and we are here to help ease your stress and remove some of your burdens. While no legal action can undo the suffering you are going through, workers’ compensation death benefits can help with some of the unanticipated financial consequences of your loved one’s death, allowing you to focus on what matters: healing.

Contact us at 323-472-4692 for a free initial consultation. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Farsi.