Wrongful death suits are complex, uncertain, and require a longer timeframe for payment. The major advantage that worker’s comp death benefits have over a traditional wrongful death claim is that worker’s comp operates under a no-fault approach. If the claim is approved, the family is essentially waiving any right to sue the employer, so no additional awards will be available for losses and damages other than the weekly payout benefit.
They can require a significant amount of time to negotiate or litigate, and families often need money right away for final expenses, living expenses, mortgage payments and more. Contact Los Angeles workers compensation lawyers , they will help you to protect your legal rights.