What death benefits are available in Workers’ Compensation claim in Virginia if a brain injury suffered on the job is fatal?

Dependents could be eligible to receive death benefits in a Workers’ Compensation claim in Virginia. Brain injury that is fatal and suffered while on the job could qualify. Speaking with an attorney in Richmond who handles work injury cases is the best way to learn your family’s rights.

Any number of circumstances could lead to a fatal injury while your loved one is on the job. Delivery truck drivers or nurses who are on call could be involved in serious car accidents. A Virginia work injury attorney can demonstrate that during the course of employment, your loved one was fatally injured.

Your loved one may have suffered a brain injury from a fall such as on a construction site or while using a ladder at work. These are just some scenarios where a worker may suffer a fatal brain injury.

The 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 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, then benefits cease and once the children reach the age of 18, their benefits will also cease.

It would be in your best interest to seek legal counsel from a work injury attorney in Richmond. Whether it was a car accident in Virginia or slip and fall in a workplace, a brain injury that was fatal may qualify your family to receive death benefits.

Seek Compensation in Virginia for Brain Injury

When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, an attorney in Richmond can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.


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The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.