Dependents Benefits/Fatal Work Accidents
Representing The Family Members Left Behind
If your spouse died in a job-related accident or due to an occupational disease, you may qualify for dependent benefits. Likewise, under Connecticut workers’ compensation law, children of those killed on the job may be entitled to such benefits.
At D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, our Bridgeport attorneys for fatal work accidents have a strong grasp of the terms and conditions of workers’ compensation benefits in Connecticut. We also know the circumstances under which such benefits can be terminated and the specific statutes of limitations that apply to these types of cases. Our goal is to ensure that you and your family receive the full amount of financial help you deserve.
Who Qualifies For Dependents Benefits?
In some cases, widows and widowers may qualify for dependents benefits for the rest of their lives. However, if they remarry, they automatically forfeit these benefits.
Children are usually eligible for dependents benefits up to age 18. Depending on the circumstances, full-time college students (up to age 22) and adult children with disabilities (up to any age) may also qualify.
Death Due To Intense On-The-Job Stress
All too often, defending our communities from fires and crimes takes its toll on the men and women who regularly combat such problems. That is why D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, is available to represent the dependent family members of firefighters, police officers and other state employees who died as a result of stress-related physical conditions. Such conditions include heart disease or hypertension, leading to fatal heart attacks or strokes.
Call Our New Haven, Connecticut Dependent Benefits Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation about a fatal work accident or workers’ compensation death benefits, simply call the lawyers of D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, at 203-538-9026 or toll free at 800-749-8616. You may also contact us online. We respond to all calls and emails the same day or next day.