Death Benefits

Assisting Surviving Family Members

Has a loved one’s workplace accident injury or illness become fatal? As a surviving family member or dependent, you are eligible for death benefits through the Illinois workers’ compensation system. At Galanti, Patti, & Winterscheidt, P.C., our attorneys understand that this is a difficult time and we want to assist you. Our lawyers will advise you about the death benefits to which you’re entitled and help you understand the claims process.

Benefits For Spouses And Children

During your free initial consultation, we can explain the death benefits function of Illinois workers’ compensation to you and fellow dependents and family members. We will arm you with the facts you need, including:

  • How spouses and children are affected
  • The different kinds of death benefits that are available
  • Requirements that must be fulfilled before benefits can be received
  • Separation of benefits

If you are having a difficult time coordinating receipt of these benefits with a deceased loved one’s former employer and its insurer, our experienced law firm can aggressively advocate for you, while showing utmost sensitivity to your emotions after the loss of a loved one.

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Let us help you through this tough time

For honest answers to your questions about death benefits and to schedule your free initial consultation, contact us by calling  618-258-0420 or via email submission.


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