The Workers' Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC are experienced in wrongful death claims. We sympathize with the shock of losing a loved one. It is devastating both emotionally and financially. The thought of dealing with legal paperwork while you are still grieving is too much but you know you must start the process. We regularly help clients move through legal claims with dignity and grace. Put our experience to work for you as soon as possible and give yourself time to grieve and recover.
How can financial loss be recovered?
As a legal survivor, you are acting on behalf of the deceased and your family. The impact on the family is especially dramatic if the primary earner is lost. Wrongful death claims are designed to help recover financial loss in a variety of forms. Your unique circumstances are always taken into account by our attorneys. There are common debts incurred in wrongful death claims that we for which we can request compensation.
- Funeral and burial expenses are covered up to a reasonable amount designated by North Carolina
- Limited compensation is provided for income loss of the deceased
- Expenses incurred due to any medical treatment of the injury resulting in death
- Compensation may also be recovered for the pain and suffering of the family
How soon should I file a Wrongful Death claim?
Knowing the circumstances surrounding a fatal injury is very useful in determining whether there was employer negligence. This can help in the kind and amount of benefits awarded to the family. It is important to gather this information as soon as possible. Our attorneys assist you in gathering the research required to build a solid foundation for your Wrongful Death claim. Keep in mind that the Statute of Limitations is significantly less than with other personal injury claims. The claim must be filed for Wrongful Death within two years. Setting an initial consultation immediately will help you understand how quickly you need to proceed.
How do I know if it is legally considered a Wrongful Death?
If the death of your loved one resulted from carelessness, negligence or a reckless act on the part of the company, it is considered wrongful. Fatal accidents in the workplace can range from the use of defective equipment to a serious truck accident. If you suspect there was negligence, speak with us immediately.
If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one resulting from a workplace accident, please contact the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation attorney J. David Stradley at White & Stradley, PLLC and schedule an immediate Workers' Compensation consultation. Get all of your wrongful death questions answered today!