Virginia settlement options for workers’ killed on the job

Death benefits.  If an employee dies as a result of his job, his dependents may be entitled to funeral expenses and two-thirds of his average weekly wage up to 500 weeks.  If there are multiple dependents, such as a wife and children, the weekly benefit is divided equally.  If a widower or widow remarries, then his/her benefits are terminated.  When a child turns 18, his or her benefits are terminated.  Before these events occur, it may be best to talk to an attorney to discuss settlement options.


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