Death on the Job
Most people realize that when an injury occurs in the course of their employment Worker’s Compensation will pay their medical bills, compensate them for lost wages lost due to a resulting inability to work, and may compensate them for loss of function of body parts and scarring on some body parts. What if the accident occurring during employment is bad and a death results? Massachusetts Worker’s Compensation Attorney Theresa M. Meltzer notes that if the deceased employee leaves a spouse and/or minor children then they are likely entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits. These benefits would be paid based upon the deceased worker’s average weekly wage, just as if he survived.
Whenever someone is injured or dies on the job they should contact a Worker’s Compensation Attorney.