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Death Benefits Available Under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System

Florida Workers' Compensation Death Benefits

Florida Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits Attorney

Employees who suffer on-the-job injuries are entitled to payment under Florida Worker’s Compensation system. What’s more, these payments include Florida Workers’ Compensation Death benefits for family members whose loved ones died from an accident on-the-job.

Workers’ Compensation pays a maximum of $150,000 in death benefits that cover:

  • Up to $7,500 for funeral expenses
  • Weekly compensation checks to eligible dependents
  • Educational benefits to the surviving spouse

They are payable to surviving family members, including parents and siblings, who were financially dependent on the deceased employee. Unfortunately, the survivors still may face difficulties as oftentimes insurance companies deny and or delay benefits. If you are eligible for Florida Workers’ Compensation Death benefits, but are not receiving them, Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq., can help you file a claim to assist in the process.

Challenges to Receiving Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

Unfortunately, Florida Workers’ Compensation laws are very complicated and therefore survivors must meet certain criteria to receive benefits. This may become legally complex when the deceased worker has a dependent child but was not living with the child and was not married to the child’s other parent. Parents, brothers and sisters may have to provide proof of their financial dependency on the deceased worker before they can receive Florida Workers’ Compensation Death benefits.

In some cases, companies intentionally misclassify their employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits. If you are a “true” independent contractor using the strict Florida test, the employer does not have to cover a worker for injuries sustained on the job. That being said, let The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. legal team find out if you are entitled to Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits! An experienced Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation lawyer, like Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. can help you cut through the red tape in these and other challenges.

Need Help Getting Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you need help filing for Florida Workers’ Compensation Death benefits, contact attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire and his legal team. The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. has over (25) twenty-five years of experience and provides a no-obligation case evaluation. Moreover, there are no attorney’s fees and or costs due unless there is a recovery or court award! To learn more about your Florida Workers’ Compensation rights and how we may assist you, contact us today at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text or evan@attorney4life.com.