Arizona On the Job Wrongful Death Attorneys
Have you lost a loved one in a work accident? Are you struggling with the emotional, mental, and financial fallout? Do you not have the energy and will to pursue legal action even though you need and deserve compensation for your losses? Arizona attorneys Mark and Alexis Breyer at The Husband & Wife Law Team can help. We understand that you're going through an incredibly painful and confusing time, and are ready to answer any and all of your questions, including:
- Who can I hold liable for my loved one's death?
- What kind of compensation am I entitled to?
- How much will it cost to retain an attorney?
If you decide to hire us as your legal representatives, we will handle all of your legal matters for you so you can focus on mourning. We will also keep you up to date on your case's progress every step of the way so you always know where you stand. Call us today at (602) 457-6222 to receive the high quality legal services that have made our firm what it is today. We offer comprehensive consultations at no cost.
In most fatal workplace accident cases, the benefits that can be obtained by the loved ones left behind are limited to workers' compensation death benefits. However, there are instances where survivors can file an Arizona wrongful death claim in addition to a workers' compensation claim. This is allowed when a third party, or someone who did not work for the same company as the victim's employer, contributed to the fatal accident.
For instance, if a delivery driver was making a delivery when he got into a fatal collision, his survivors may file for wrongful death damages against the other driver as well as workers' comp death benefits.
There are important differences in the types and amount of damages awarded in each kind of case or claim. For one, Arizona state law sets specific limits on the amount of workers' comp death benefits survivors will receive and for how long. The recovery in a wrongful death claim, on the other hand, can vary widely and include damages such as loss of companionship, emotional distress, and other less tangible forms of damages, in addition to medical, funeral, and burial expenses.
In addition, the burden of proof is very different between these two kinds of claims. Concerning workers' compensation death benefits, survivors have to provide very little proof, whereas in a wrongful death claim, clear proof of the defendant or defendants' negligence and liability must be presented in order to recover damages.
To discuss whether you have a valid third party claim in your workplace death case, contact a reliable Arizona personal injury attorney now.
At The Husband & Wife Law Team, we don't just process cases - we provide personalized legal services to each and every client and give them the attention they deserve. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (602) 457-6222 for help after the unjust death of a loved one. Our compassionate legal professionals are ready to give you the legal and emotional support you need to get through this trying period.
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