According to Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries program, the preliminary total of recorded workplace deaths in the U.S. during 2009 were approximately 4,340.  In 2008, the death totals were 5,214.  The rate of the fatal injuries were approximately 3.3 per 100,000 full time workers.  In 2008, the rate was 3.7.

In Georgia, the Employer must pay for the burial expenses not exceeding $7,500.  This amount has not changed since 1999.  If the employee has children, a spouse, or people fully dependent upon the deceased’s wages for support, these dependents may receive workers’ compensation benefits.  If the worker had people partially dependent upon him or her at the time of accident, then those dependents would receive a pro-rated amount of benefits.  If there were no dependents, then the Employer would simply deposit money (usually $10,000) with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.

If you believe you are entitled to benefits due to the tragic loss of an employee in Georgia and you would like to discuss your case with a workers’ compensation attorney, please feel free to contact the Ramos Law Firm at (404)355-3431 for a free consultation.

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