Help With Death And Dependency Benefits Following A Fatal Workplace Accident

In Minnesota, death and dependency benefits exist for people who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident or through an occupational disease that was caused by work conditions. At the Fellman Law Office, we represent the surviving family members of these workers.

Our founding attorney, Mark Fellman, uses more than 30 years of experience in handling these complex cases. As a highly regarded St. Paul dependency benefits attorney who is AV-rated under Martindale Hubbell's peer rating system and who has been nominated to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Mr. Fellman will protect your rights and make sure that your family receives entitled compensation after a loss.

Contact us today for the representation you need after a loved one's fatal work accident.

Taking A Closer Look At Your Widow's Benefits Case

Even if you are not absolutely sure that the workplace caused your spouse's passing, reach out to us. In many circumstances, the law requires workers' compensation insurance to pay you benefits — even if the cause of death is uncertain.

Further, our St. Paul law firm is well-equipped to take an in-depth look into your case. We can review medical records, consult with doctors, talk with witnesses to an accident and research legal action in other, similar situations. Our work often uncovers critical information in a workers' compensation case. It allows us to recover compensation for you and your family after the loss of a loved one in the workplace.

Workplace Classification Makes A Difference

In Minnesota, the law requires that a worker be an employee in order to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, including dependency benefits paid to the worker's family. Problems can occur when a worker is classified as an "independent contractor" instead of an employee. If your loved one's relationship with his or her employer is in dispute, we will fight hard to protect your rights. Courts generally consider five factors when deciding whether a worker was an employee or an independent contractor. As experienced and forceful advocates, we make sure that Minnesota courts view these factors and the facts of your case in a way that is most favorable to you.

Contact Attorney Mark Fellman

If a loved one has passed away on the job, contact us at the Fellman Law Office about your options. Call our firm at 651-222-9515 or complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential, so you have nothing to lose by talking with an injury lawyer about your workers' compensation benefits. We provide representation to the families of workers throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

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