A personal injury claim survives a persons death. And if the claim was already settled then the monies should go to the estate. If the claim wasn't already settled then you could pursue a claim for the pi claim for the estate. Contact a local attorney.
You need to consult with a workers compensation attorney. There may be a way to get the settlement proceeds for his survivors.
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I agree that you should immediately seek the advice of a worker's compensation attorney. Good luck.
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If the claim had gotten to the point of MMI and there was an impairment rating given in some states there would be money owed for that even if the person passes away. Please talk to a calif WC atty
Email me. I don't know if you know enough to let me help you, but I will try. I will need his Name, Zip Code, the date of death, and the date of his alleged settlement. I think I can sort it out with that.
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I agree with the other attorneys responses.
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Let's find out what the terms of the settlement. You should have documentation of the identity of the insurance carrier and adjuster, the employer, and any workers compensation case. You might need help doing this.