Atlanta Fatal Work Injury Lawyer

Stephen R. Hasner
Managing Partner at Hasner Law PC
May 10, 2024

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Losing a loved one is one of the most heartbreaking experiences families have to go through, but when their death was preventable, it can be even more tragic. You and your family deserve justice and compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial losses. While money cannot bring your loved one back, you can still seek justice and hold the at-fault party accountable. With the help of our compassionate workers comp attorneys in Atlanta at Hasner Law, you do not have to go through this alone.

We have over 80 years of collective experience providing unmatched services and dedication to those in Atlanta who have lost someone to a fatal work injury. We understand how painful this time can be, so we handle every aspect of your claim, so you can focus on what’s most important. Our caring team strives to go above and beyond for your case, take the weight off your shoulders, and give you the peace of mind that you have the best chance of securing the full compensation you deserve.

Who Can File a Fatal Work Injury Claim in Georgia?

When filing a fatal work injury claim, it’s important to know who is eligible to do so in Georgia. It’s essential to determine who qualities for workers’ compensation benefits in your case and in what order. Depending on your unique circumstances, the following parties may file a fatal work injury claim:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Dependent stepchildren
  • Other dependents

While Georgia law presumes spouses and children are dependents, others must be proven. In workers’ compensation claims, a dependent is someone who relied on the deceased to maintain their standard of living. Any dependents of the deceased are classified into primary and secondary categories to determine the percentage of benefits they receive.

Primary beneficiaries include spouses and children, and secondary beneficiaries include those who are not the decedent’s spouse or child but still depended on them. Typically, secondary beneficiaries only receive benefits if there are no primary beneficiaries or if the primary beneficiaries waived their right to compensation. We can help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim and recover damages clearly and concisely so everyone involved understands the terms of the case.

Potentially Recoverable Damages in Fatal Work Injury Claims

If you tragically lost a loved one in a workplace accident, you may worry about the expenses, especially if you lost the breadwinner of your family. For this reason, Georgia law allows surviving dependents to recover death and survivor benefits, which typically include the following:

  • Up to $7,500 for your loved one’s funeral and burial
  • Up to $800 per week to make up for two-thirds of your loved one’s wages if the accident occurred on or after July 1, 2023, or a maximum of $725 a week for accidents on or after July 1, 2022
  • An additional penalty of up to 20% if the employer acted intentionally to cause your loved one’s death

The compensation you receive depends on the number of beneficiaries. Our skilled fatal work injury lawyers can help you understand your claim’s worth and the damages you and other beneficiaries can collect. Every case is unique, so take the time to listen to your story and provide personalized services to help you achieve full compensation for your losses. 

How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Atlanta Fatal Work Injury Claim

After losing a loved one to a workplace accident, you deserve to take the time to focus on your family instead of worrying about the legal process. Our supportive team at Hasner Law is here to help you through the difficult time by effectively and efficiently managing every element of your claim, including the following: 

  • Thoroughly investigating your claim
  • Collecting, analyzing, and organizing evidence and essential information
  • Answering your legal questions
  • Identifying a liable party
  • Determining your claim’s worth
  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Taking your claim to court if necessary

While you can attempt to handle your claim on your own, you risk making errors and saying something that could be used against you. With the help of our skilled team, you can avoid these mistakes and secure the compensation you deserve. Furthermore, having our Atlanta attorneys by your side allows you to take full advantage of your opportunity to fight for your rights. Georgia law only gives you one year from the date of your loved one’s death to file your claim, so we work hard to meet this deadline and hold the at-fault party accountable.

Reach Out to the Reputable Fatal Work Injury Lawyers at Hasner Law in Atlanta

If your loved one worked in a factory, in construction, as an electrician, or in another potentially dangerous job, their employer is still responsible for caring for their safety and providing proper safety equipment. If the employer fails to do this and such failure causes your loved one to pass away, you have the right to file a claim and pursue compensation for your loss. Our passionate Hasner Law lawyers are here to fight for your rights and protect your future while you focus on your family.

We proudly provide Atlanta victims top-notch services with our over 80 years of combined experience, so you can rely on us to manage the legal process during this challenging time. We understand the sensitive nature of these claims and give them the personalized care and attention they deserve. Our unwavering support begins with a free consultation, which you can schedule by calling (678) 928-8784 or filling out our contact form.

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Stephen Hasner is the founder and managing partner of Hasner Law PC. Since being licensed in Florida in 1997 and in Georgia in 1999, Stephen has worked tirelessly to help Georgia residents navigate the legal process following a serious injury. This includes injuries sustained at work, in motor vehicle accidents, and in cases of personal injury. The team at Hasner Law is dedicated to securing compensation for their clients who have been injured through no fault of their own.