If you have been impacted by the loss of a loved one at work, our Team extends our sincere sympathies and condolences to you.
The loss of a loved one is immeasurable and incapable of being distilled into compensation terms in any truly meaningful way. We can help you navigate the WorkCover scheme whilst you are moving through this difficult journey, to obtain the assistance that you need.
The WorkCover scheme provides for various forms of compensation in these circumstances which may include:
- Funding of family counselling;
- Funeral expenses;
- Weekly Payments of Compensation for surviving partners and dependents;
- In some instances, a lump sum of compensation.
Other rights may exist at common law where the death was caused in part by the negligence of another and there are surviving dependents.
The scheme surrounding workers compensation and your entitlements is complex and there are strict time limits that apply. It is important that you get appropriate legal advice from the outset to ensure that your rights are protected.
We can help you navigate the scheme, maximise your entitlements and make the decisions that are right for your future.
If you have a query, please do not hesitate to contact our expert Workers Compensation Team for a no obligation chat.