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Category Archives: Death Cases

An Injured Worker Dies in Phoenix, AZ: What Happens To His/Her Benefits?

  AN INJURED WORKER DIES:  WHAT HAPPENS TO HIS/HER BENEFITS?  By Chad Snow, Founding Partner/Attorney We are asked from time to time what happens to injured workers compensation benefits when he or she dies.     The very simple answer is that the benefits die with them.  Unless the death was caused by or contributed to …

DEATH OF INJURED WORKER WHILE CLAIM IS STILL OPEN

DEATH OF INJURED WORKER WHILE CLAIM IS STILL OPEN by Attorney Chad Snow, Partner Snow, Carpio & Weekley We’ve had several cases lately where our clients have passed away for a variety of reason, some related to their injuries and others unrelated.  The question then becomes – what happens to that claim?  Will the family …

What benefits are available for a worker who is killed on the job in Arizona?

This entry deals with the saddest cases that we handle as worker’s compensation attorneys in Arizona, where a worker is killed on the job. An employee who dies as a result of an accident arising out of his employment or an occupational disease may have three different claims: 1. A claim for death compensation benefits …

Fatal Leukemia Linked to Exposure to Benzene in Paint

I have a very sad workers compensation death claim for a young man who was a painter for several years with a local company that paints aircraft and automobile parts.  He started coughing one day and within a couple of weeks had bruises over his body and was extremely fatigued, and starting spitting up blood.  …