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Fatal Work Accident Lawyer In Washington

Every year, tragic incidents occur in workplaces across Washington. When a worker dies as a result, these accidents often raise complex legal questions.

At Pendergast Law, we offer our clients in King County, Seattle, Renton and across Washington compassionate legal representation during difficult times. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury after a work accident, we will aggressively fight for you and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Available Legal Options For Victims’ Families After Work Accident

Following a work accident resulting in the tragic loss of life, families of the victims can pursue the following legal options available:

  • Workers’ compensation benefits: These benefits may include compensation for funeral expenses, ongoing financial support for dependents and vocational rehabilitation for eligible family members.
  • Wrongful death claims: If there was third-party negligence or a defective product, it may be possible to file a wrongful death claim in civil court for additional compensation that goes beyond what workers’ comp will provide.

Given the complexity of legal proceedings and the emotional strain families face after a fatal work accident, seeking guidance from an experienced attorney is crucial.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim In Washington State?

In this state, the executor of the deceased’s estate must file the claim. If there is no will, then the court may appoint a personal representative who will then have the power to pursue the claim on behalf of the estate.

What Is The Statute Of Limitation After A Fatal Work Accident In Washington?

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim after a fatal work accident is three years from the date of the individual’s death. So, eligible family members who wish to pursue legal action and seek compensation must initiate the process within this timeframe. Consulting an attorney can help streamline the legal process.

Contact Our Firm For Help

At Pendergast Law, our case results speak volumes about what we can do for families after a wrongful death in Washington. Call 888-539-9211 or contact us online today for a free initial consultation.

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