Death and Dependency Claim Attorneys
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois
When a work accident or injury causes the death of an employee, the surviving spouse and/or dependents can recover death benefits. If you have lost a loved one in a work-related accident, let the compassionate and experienced attorneys at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo help you.
Our firm has more than 70 years of experience representing injured workers’ and their families in Illinois. We are extremely knowledgeable in the laws pertaining to workers’ compensation claims and benefits in Illinois. Discuss your case with one of our skilled Chicago death and dependency claim lawyers. For a free consultation and case evaluation, contact us today.
Death Benefits and Dependency Claims
If a work accident, illness or injury results in the death of a worker, the workers’ surviving spouse and/or children (including qualifying dependent adult children/parent) are eligible to receive death benefits of 66.66 percent of the deceased employee’s average weekly wage.
Death benefits also include up to $3,000 in funeral expenses and are capped total at $500,000 or 25 years of weekly payments, whichever is greater.
In some cases, surviving dependents can receive Social Security death benefits. There are certain eligibility requirements. For example, the surviving spouse must be 60 years or older. Every situation is different and we can discuss how the laws apply to yours.
Contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Woodruff Johnson & Palermo
We have successfully obtained benefits for thousands of workers’ and their families across the state of Illinois. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Aurora, Champaign and on N. LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago. Call us toll free at 866-891-9211 to schedule an appointment.