Protecting Your Right to Compensation Under Louisiana Law
The immediate family survivors of a person killed in the course of employment are entitled to benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act of Louisiana. The surviving spouse and children of a decedent are entitled to death benefits. If the deceased worker had no surviving spouse or children, the surviving parents may be entitled to a lump sum payment.
Before you accept a settlement offer, however, you should discuss your case with a knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney. The offer you have received may not be fair, or it may not include all of the death benefits you are entitled to.
Murphy Law Firm is a team of attorneys with more than 28 years of combined experience in workplace accident and wrongful death cases. We can review your case and tell you in plain language what your claim is really worth. If the settlement offer is inadequate, our firm can seek to obtain all of the benefits you deserve.
Workers' Compensation Death Benefits in Louisiana
For the spouse and children, death benefits in Louisiana include funeral costs of up to $7,500 and a weekly wage benefit based on a percentage of the deceased worker's average income. If the decedent did not have a surviving spouse or children, the parents are entitled to receive a lump sum payment of $75,000.
At Murphy Law Firm, we are committed to helping families of deceased employees get all of the compensation they are entitled to under the law. If we find that the settlement you were offered is inadequate, Murphy Law Firm can represent you seeking the benefits you deserve.
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For a free, no- obliation consultation concerning your case, contact Murphy Law Firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.