Coachella is high up on there on our ever-growing bucket list...and it was sad to see, that over the weekend, an employee of 20 years lost their life after a fall. He was working on helping set up the festival when he suffered the fall.
The entire Coachella community grieves his loss...and we feel for his family and friends.
It's a sad reminder that accidents at work can happen to anyone, anytime, of any level of expertise.
If the unfortunate should happen to a loved one, there are steps to ensure the family is still taken care of.
In Iowa, death benefits are payable to the dependents of the employee. Benefits are first payable to the surviving spouse for life or until remarriage. Dependent children are entitled to the benefits until they reach age 18, or age 25 if they are actually dependent.
Others may qualify if there is a showing of actual dependency. Upon remarriage, if there are no dependent children, the surviving spouse is entitled to a two-year lump sum settlement. Burial expenses not to exceed twelve times the statewide average weekly wage in effect at the time of death are paid in addition to the weekly death benefits.
If you've been injured while on the job...or maybe you've had a loved one who was injured on the job...you need to know your rights. Employers & insurance companies are rarely forthcoming when it comes to providing you with information. We fight for you...we will continue to fight for you...and will do so until you've received the compensation that you are rightfully entitled to!
Call Eric, Randy, or Sarah at 515-225-4485, and let them take the time to over your claim with you, let them hear your concerns, and together we can explore all the possible actions.