Close family members of a worker who died on the job are considered dependents for the purposes of awarding workers’ comp death benefits in Louisiana.
Loved ones with a potential right to death benefits include:
Widows or widowers of workers who died can receive benefits for life in the form of weekly payments. If they remarry, the benefits will stop.
Your eligibility to claim death benefits lasts for two years after the last medical treatment of the person who died as a result of a workplace injury.
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The amount you receive from workers’ comp death benefits depends on factors such as the income your loved one earned, the number of dependents who receive payment, and your relationship to the worker.
Qualifying survivors receive a percentage of the worker’s wages up to a limit set by the state, which changes from year to year.
Here is how it works:
Some benefits could also go to siblings who depended on the worker’s support or people who were partially dependent on the worker. These benefits come after other dependents receive their payments.
The formulas for awarding workers’ compensation death benefits can get complicated.
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