Can I File a Fatal Claim Petition?
Spouses and dependents of deceased workers may file a petition to obtain death benefits. Pennsylvania law requires such petitions (known as a Fatal Claim Petition for Dependents of Deceased Employees) to be filed within 300 weeks of the work-related injury. However, there are a number of roadblocks that employers and insurers attempt to impose to make the recovery of benefits difficult. Disputes may arise over the employee’s earnings before the injury, the employee’s future earning capacity in addition to many other factors, including whether the employee’s death was caused by the work environment or in the course and scope of the employment.
In addition to the pain and trauma of losing a loved one, petitioning for much-needed benefits can be an arduous burden.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP get Compensation for Work-Related Fatal Accidents
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP, can prepare your petition, navigate the process, and help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to under the Workers’ Compensation Act.