Spouses and other dependants may receive workers' compensation death benefits following a fatal on the job accident. Under Georgia law, minor dependants could receive income benefits until they are 22 years old. Surviving spouses are also elible to receive income benefits up to $150,000. These benefits are paid weekly by the insurance carrier. A workers' compensation carrier can also be required to pay $7,500 in burial expenses. If you have questions about workers' compensation benefits of any kind, contact experienced Atlanta lawyer Brian H. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835, or visit
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