Worker death may result in workers' compensation insurance claims by one or more individuals who depend upon the worker for financial support. "Death claims" have different benefits available than a "normal" workers' compensation claim. Benefits may also include burial expenses.
Because of the "no fault" workers' compensation system, access to these benefits is much different than in a case of "wrongful death."
A workers' compensation lawyer can assist in exploring different options in cases of worker death, including whether to appoint a guardian ad litem.