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What’s the Difference Between Workers’ Comp Survivor Benefits & Life Insurance?

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If you are a spouse or dependent of a worker who has died on the job in Missouri, the process of understanding the compensation to which you’re entitled can be difficult.  A common topic brought up with St. Louis work injury attorneys is the difference between workers’ compensation benefits and life insurance benefits. Many people … Read more

Updated: March 8, 2021

Does Workers Compensation Cover Fatal Injuries?

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You probably know by now that if you get injured or sick while doing your job, then you can generally receive benefits to help cover the cost of treatment and lost wages. However, what if a loved one suffers a fatal work injury and passes away? Will family members receive compensation for their death? In … Read more

Updated: March 13, 2020

St. Louis Work Accident Death and How to Prove Dependency

If a loved one dies as a result of a work-related accident or illness, the surviving family members may be eligible for death benefits through the Missouri workers’ compensation system. These are weekly benefits from the employer or insurer paid at 66 ⅔% of the deceased employee’s average weekly salary from the last year up … Read more

Updated: February 20, 2024

Are Suicide Survivors Eligible for Workers Compensation in Missouri?

If the incident happened at their place of employment, you no doubt have many questions that you may have difficulty finding the answers to. We are here to help. Workers compensation benefits are given to a worker who was injured at his or her place of work. Unfortunately, many incidents end up taking lives, and … Read more

Updated: June 26, 2019

Who Can Collect Workers Compensation after a Work-Related Death?

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Death benefits are designed to provide monetary support for those who will suffer most from the worker’s death. In Missouri, businesses and companies are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Commonly referred to as workers’ comp, workers’ compensation is a type of insurance policy that is meant to compensate a worker that is hurt while … Read more

Survivor Benefits: What Families Are Entitled to After a Workplace Death

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Missouri workers compensation can help cover some financial hardship caused by a death in the workplace. The death of a family member resulting from a workplace injury is a shocking and tragic loss. In addition to the horrible and sudden loss of your loved one, you’re left with financial obligations and wondering how you will … Read more

Updated: March 27, 2018