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What happens if a work injury results in death?

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Work-related death coverage is a good thing to know. In the event someone dies because of an accident while they are on the job, workers’ compensation may cover their funeral and burial costs. If a person has been injured on the job and the injury causes them to die, the workers’ compensation coverage will cover the costs of the funeral and burial. However, if the person dies because of something other than an accident, the insurance company will not cover the costs of the funeral.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

If you are employed in the United States, you are covered by workers’ compensation if you are injured or killed on the job. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that helps cover the costs of your medical care and other expenses related to your injury or death. Workers’ compensation is separate from other types of insurance, such as health insurance or life insurance. Workers’ compensation is not meant to cover the cost of your lost wages. If you are injured or killed on the job, you have the right to file a claim and be compensated for your injury or death.

Death on the job

Workers’ compensation covers any death that happens on the job, but it doesn’t cover the death of family members. Workers’ compensation is a financial benefit that is available to employees who suffer an injury or illness that is work-related. Workers’ compensation is usually provided by the company that the employee works for. The company is responsible for the cost of any medical care and funeral services that are needed after the accident.

Funeral and Burial

If you are killed in the course of your work, the company you work for is required to pay for your funeral and burial. This is covered by workers’ compensation. If you die from an accident, however, your family will need to cover these costs.


Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides benefits to employees and their families in the event of a work-related injury. Workers’ compensation has two types of coverage: medical and wage. Medical coverage provides for medical expenses including hospitalization, rehabilitation, and permanent disability. Wage coverage provides for lost wages and income during periods of incapacity. If you are employed and you suffer a work-related injury, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If you are not employed, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you are a family member of someone who is employed. Workers’ compensation benefits are not intended to replace other insurance such as life insurance or disability insurance.


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