A: If someone dies in a compensable workers’ compensation accident their dependents may be eligible to receive death benefits that cover funeral and burial expenses. In addition, they could also be entitled to receive up to 2/3 of their loved one’s average weekly wage for up to 500 weeks.
When there are multiple dependents, such as a spouse and children, then the weekly benefit is divided up amongst them. However, if the spouse remarries, the spouse will no longer receive that benefit. Once the children reach the age of 18, they must be enrolled full time in school to continue receiving the benefit.