Receiving Survivor Benefits through WC

Dec 21, 2018
By Boesen Law
  • If you have recently lost a loved one due to a Workers’ Compensation injury or occupational illness, you may be entitled to receive survivors benefits through Workers’ Compensation.

    Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are looking into receiving Survivor Benefits.


    Eligibility requirements vary from state to state, consulting with an attorney can help you figure out if you are eligible to receive Survivors Benefits in the state that the death or injury took place.

    What qualifies for Survivors Benefits?

    One of the main qualifications to see if your loved one’s Workers’ Compensation case qualifies for death benefits is proof that the injury or illness that occurred at work, either caused or was a prominent factor in your loved one’s passing. Having legal representation who has knowledge of the WC system, can help you figure out if your case has a high probability of receiving these benefits.

    How much can I receive?

    The amount can vary, as the percentage is normally calculated on the past employee’s wage, which can also vary by state. Furthermore, if you are receiving benefits through Social Security, a portion may be deducted which lowers the amount that you receive.

    How much time do I have to make a claim?

    Time limits can be very strict, and vary from state to state. It is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible if you feel you might meet the requirements for receiving benefits.

    I have further questions, what resources are available to me?

    If you have recently lost a loved one due to a WC injury or illness and are interested in inquiring about receiving Survivor’s Benefits, please contact our office at  to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our highly experienced attorneys. Please also visit our website at for additional information.