Fatal Accidents

Do you know your rights after a family member has been the victim of a fatal workplace accident? Our attorneys at the law office of Richard D. Director in Whitehall can explain your rights and help you during this difficult and emotional time in your life.

Who Can File A Claim?

Fatal accident claims can be very complex. In Pennsylvania, dependant spouses and children are able to file a claim to receive benefits after their spouse or parent has been fatally injured in a work accident. In some cases, the victim's parents may be able to file a claim if the victim was living with his or her parents and contributed to their rent and other living expenses.

Dependants must file a fatal claim petition within 300 weeks of when the injury happened, regardless of when the victim died. It is critical to be aware of the requirements for filing a fatal claim, including how long you have to file a claim.

Accidents In The Workplace

Fatal workplace accidents can happen in many different industries and impact a wide variety of professions. You have the right to file a fatal accident claim if your spouse or parent was killed on the job. Some of the most common types of claims we have handled stem from motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, factory explosions or machinery malfunctions.

Addressing workers' compensation issues can be very burdensome after you have lost a loved one. Our lawyers understand what you are going through and will provide personal and compassionate service to you and your family.

We Can Help You During This Difficult Time

Our knowledge of workers' compensation laws and experience handling fatal accident claims allows us to explore all of your legal options while providing confidential and caring advice. We care about your future and want to help you find the best possible outcome. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call us at 484-619-2949 or contact us online.