If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, let me first say that I'm very sorry that happened to you. Nothing can make that better. You have two years from the date of your family member's death to file a claim for benefits under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act. You have time to grieve. Do not feel pressured to act right away, as you will need time to adjust to your loss.
The Alabama Workers' Compensation Act recognizes the loss that family dependents suffer as the result of the wrongful death of a loved one. Family dependents are entitled to compensation for the time that they would have been considered dependents under more favorable circumstances. How much compensation depends on the nature of the facts surrounding each case. I would have to speak with you to tell you more.
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For a work-related injury to result in death, something must have gone seriously wrong. For that reason, wrongful death situations commonly give rise to claims other than just a claim for benefits under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act. Wrongful Death claims are serious and complex matters. You should consider consulting with an attorney when you feel able. If you would like to discuss your situation with me, complete and submit a contact form and I will reach out and discuss your options. I don't think what has happened to you and your family is fair. I try to contact all wrongful death claims, regardless of whether I can personally assist or not. If I cannot assist you, I will try to steer you in the right direction.
All Initial Strategy Sessions are Free. If you would like to discuss your options, you are invited to fill out one of the Contact Forms. I will attempt to contact you if I think I can help you.
During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:
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