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Heavy financial implications for worker’s family post-work death

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2018 | Wrongful Death

Maybe you’ve heard the ever-so-often news articles where a worker suffers some event at work, and he or she dies unexpectedly. Maybe you or a loved one or a friend is living that headline. Beyond the emotional shock for a family of suddenly losing a family member, there are usually heavy financial implications for the worker’s family. Some of these expenses are immediate in the short term and some of them stem from a loss of income.

Many households are dual-income today. This usually isn’t out of ambition on the married couple, more so out of a necessity to make ends meet and provide for themselves and their family. If one income was to suddenly disappear, like it does when a parent passes away unexpectedly in a wrongful death work accident, many families wouldn’t be sure how to account for the loss in wages and income for their family.

For single-income households, it can be even worse. The person who passed away could have been the sole-breadwinner for the family. How does a family pick up the pieces and move forward? There are several courses of action a family member could take after the loss of a loved one. Seeking survivor benefits or filing a lawsuit for construction negligence, at a person’s workplace can help to rectify funeral expenses, lost wages and many other issues a family may experience first-hand after loss of a loved one.

At Philip J Fulton Law Office, we know how hard this time can be for a family. That’s why we’re here to help. We’ve guided countless families through the process of seeking reparations for a loved one’s untimely death. Oftentimes, an investigation can yield clues as to fault. Helping to apply liability and seek compensation.