Work-related accidents can result in the unexpected death of a loved one. Workers' compensation death benefits are a specific kind of workers' compensation paid to the family of the deceased worker. If your family has suffered the death of a loved one due to a work-related accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your losses.

When your family suffers the ultimate loss, you need immediate and strategic counsel to assert your rights to workers' comp death benefits. At Balke & Williams, we offer strategic advocacy to protect the rights and benefits of our clients who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Dedicated To Your Immediate And Future Needs

Our attorneys and staff are sympathetic to the difficult situation you and your family are facing. While trying to cope with the accidental death of a loved one, you are also forced into the difficult burdens of reconciling your financial security and legal dilemmas. We will take a comprehensive approach to help you address your unique situation, taking into consideration your immediate concerns and your future needs.

Our attorneys and staff are experienced in workers' compensation death benefits cases involving:

  • Sales-related car accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Factory and plant accidents

Death benefits law can be complex. When you are seeking to maximize your recovery and protect the future of your family, our attorneys can effectively protect your rights.

Illinois Workers' Compensation Death Benefits Law

After a work-related death, any spouse or dependent is able to collect death benefits through Illinois law. Workers' compensation death benefits law is complicated and requires the skill of an experienced attorney. Some workers' comp death benefits laws will exclude persons and can be challenging to the untrained attorney. Under Illinois workers' comp death benefits law, if a widow gets remarried, death benefits will be reduced to two years. A child's death benefits will be extended to the age of 25 if they can stay in college.

Some accidents (like auto accidents) may not appear to fall under the category of work-related accidents but are actually covered by workers' compensation death benefits laws. An experienced lawyer who knows the law can effectively assess your case and ensure that you collect full benefits. If a loved one has been killed in an accident, consult an attorney immediately, even if it doesn't appear to be work related.

Schedule a free consultation with an experienced McHenry County, Illinois workers' compensation lawyer. We take all our cases on a contingency basis. Email us or call our Chicago or our Crystal Lake office at 312-986-8063 or 815-585-4080 to discuss your case.