To anyone who has recently lost a loved one to a fatal workplace accident, we at the Hemminger Law Firm extend our deepest sympathies. As legal professionals, our role is to handle our clients’ legal matters so that they can focus on what’s most important. We will provide the caring, experienced and personal service you need.
Iowa Fatal Workplace Accident Lawyer John T. Hemminger has handled personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation claims for more than 30 years. He is highly experienced in trial and in negotiations, helping each client recover the compensation he or she needs and deserves. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 515-283-2116 or contact us online.
Am I Eligible for Benefits?
Whenever anyone dies in a fatal workplace accident, his or her spouse and childrenare automatically entitled to receive compensation. This has been mandated by a government statute, and there are no exceptions to this rule regardless of who or what caused the accident.
This is different from normal wrongful death litigation, because it is not necessary to prove that the employer was negligent. Like a workers’ compensation claim, all that matters is that the accident occurred on the job. If the accident took place in a construction jobsite, you may be entitled to increased benefits.
How Does the Court Determine the Amount of Compensation In Iowa?
Compensation paid after a Iowa fatal workplace accident — often referred to as “death benefits” — is based largely on the deceased individual’s earnings. Benefits are divided among the deceased individual’s dependents. Sometimes, this can be complicated if dependency is called into question or if the deceased individual had multiple marriages.
Focused on What’s Important: Your Recovery
At the Hemminger Law Firm, we provide highly personal, attentive and supportive services for our grieving clients. We understand that you are going through a very traumatic stressful time, and we will be there to support you whenever you call with questions or concerns.
You will work directly with Mr. Hemminger himself, and he will personally handle all of your vital legal matters. You can learn more about fatal workplace accidents, the law and your rights during a free initial consultation with Mr. Hemminger. Just call 515-283-2116 or contact our office online today.