What are Death Benefits Under Illinois Workers’ Comp Law?

Workers Compensation Law BooksWe have written about workers’ compensation rights in Illinois and about the various benefits you can receive as a result of a workers’ compensation claim, but a topic that we have not yet discussed here is death benefits. While it is always best to discuss this with an experienced Illinois workers’ comp attorney, what follows is a brief explanation.

What are Death Benefits?

Death benefits are workers’ compensation benefits paid to an employee’s surviving spouse, or to both the employee’s spouse and children. Like disability benefits, death benefits are based on a percentage of the employee’s wages. There is a maximum amount that can be paid, but there’s also a minimum benefit regardless of the employee’s wages. Surviving spouses may also be eligible to collect a burial allowance.

Contact Rubens and Kress

Rubens and Kress is an Illinois law firm concentrating in workers’ compensation cases. There’s no fee unless you collect, so you can be confident that they will fight hard on your behalf. If you’ve sustained an injury on the job, contact Rubens and Kress online, call their office at (312) 201-9640, or call their 24-hour toll-free number at (866) 890-9640.