Can a family member make a claim if the accident resulted in a death?

Yes, following an employee’s work-related death, their family is entitled to compensation. This can be used to cover the following expenses:

  • Funeral costs
  • Pensions or lump sum payments for dependants (such as children and partners)
  • Medical expenses provided to the deceased employee prior to their death.

In Australia, payments for work-related deaths are capped at varying amounts throughout different states and territories. This means that the family’s right to claim damages may be influenced by where the accident occurred.

If you have lost a member of your family through their employment, Sinnamon Lawyers can ensure you receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.