The Bainbridge Firm, LLC
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

Toll Free: 800-762-1612

Columbus : 614-545-9990

Portsmouth : 740-353-7548

Ironton :740-532-9772

Marion : 740-387-6727

Death of the Claimant

The right of an injured employee to receive benefits is separate from any right of his or her dependents to receive benefits upon the employee's death. The injured employee's right to benefits arises at the time of the work-related injury; while, the dependents' entitlement to benefits arises when the injured employee dies. 

The death of a claimant abates all action on his or her particular claim, except for timely claims for allowed medical services. At that time, the dependent has one year to file a death claim to gain the benefits the injured worker may have been entitled to receive before the worker died. 

In addition, an injured worker's dependent may file for death benefits, which are separate benefits paid to the dependent of a deceased injured worker. To be eligible for death benefits, a dependent must produce evidence of the proximately casual relationship between the employee's work-related injury or occupational disease and the employee's death. Ohio Revised Code ยง 4123.60 permits the surviving spouse to file an application for death benefits on his or her own behalf and on the behalf of any minor children. If all of the dependents are minor children, the guardian of the dependents must file the application. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
email us for a response

Free Initial consultationCall us today for a free initial consultation. We promise to provide a response within a few hours.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

office locations - we have four offices to serve you.

The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

Columbus Office
900 Michigan Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 614-545-9990
Fax: 614-224-9300
Map & Directions

Portsmouth Office
611 Court Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 740-353-7548
Fax: 740-353-1984
Map & Directions

Ironton Office
119 North Fifth Street
Ironton, OH 45638

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 740-532-9772
Fax: 740-532-3127
Map & Directions

Marion Office
198 East Center Street
Marion, OH 43302

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 740-387-6727
Fax: 740-382-5816
Map & Directions

Cambridge Office
120 Southgate Parkway
Cambridge, Ohio 43725

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 614-545-9990
Fax: 614-224-9300
Map & Directions

  • Super Lawyers
  • Av lexis Nexis martindale-hubbell peer rated review rated for ethical standards and legal ability
  • Listed in Best lawyers | The world's premier guide
  • ohio state bar association EST 1880
  • ohio association for justice
  • CBA | columbus bar association
  • U.S. News & best lawyers present best law firms 2015