North Carolina Fatal Accidents Lawyer

If a member of your family was killed in a workplace accident or due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we help families in Greensboro and throughout Central North Carolina receive the financial benefits to which they are entitled.

If the claim is one for workers' compensation, family members and other dependents are typically entitled to 400 or 500 weeks of compensation (depending on year or injury or death), based on the average weekly wage of the deceased individual. If the death is caused by negligence, potential recovery of compensation is more complicated and the statute of limitations that sets the limit for when a case must be settled or filed can be shorter.

Do I Need To Work With A Lawyer To Receive Death Benefits?

Few things are more emotional than losing a loved one, especially if the death was unexpected.

In cases of death caused by negligence, it is almost always best to hire a lawyer to help with the case. The time limit for making the claim can be shorter than in other types of cases, so a lawyer should be contacted without delay. Be aware that even when an injury happens at work, there can sometimes be a separate claim against a negligent party outside the employer, which will not be part of the workers' compensation claim.

In North Carolina, some immediate family members and others dependent on an individual who was killed in a fatal workplace accident may be awarded workers' compensation benefits. In most situations, eligible persons can receive the compensation to which they are entitled without retaining an attorney. However, some claims are denied, and sometimes there are disputes as to whom is entitled to benefits, in which cases lawyers may be necessary. Attorney Jay Gervasi knows this is a difficult time, and he works closely with clients throughout the process to provide the answers and legal support they need.

To learn more about the service we provide or to determine whether you could work through the process without an attorney, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 336-790-0157.