Death Benefits for
Injured Safety Officers
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Attorneys Explain Death Benefits for Safety Officers: California Police, Sheriff’s Deputies and Firefighters

Death & Survivor Benefits are Available to the Family of a Deceased Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy or Firefighter Anaheim, Long Beach, Los Angeles Lawyer

Losing a family member to a work related injury or illness is a tragedy that no one should have to suffer. And, on top of the immeasurable emotional loss, the financial loss can also be devastating.

If you have lost a husband or wife, mother or father, or child, who was one California’s valued police officers, firefighters or sheriff’s deputies, our experienced lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time.

Safety officers’ dependents (including spouses & children) are entitled to statutory death benefits under California Workers’ Compensation Law – and other death benefits are also available under PERS or CERL.

Death resulting from injuries arising directly out of the employment of a police officer, sheriff’s deputy or firefighter may result in an award of weekly payments to the dependents. The amount and duration of safety officer death benefits will depend on a number of complicated factors. If you feel that you (or members of your family) are entitled to death benefits that you are not receiving, our experienced lawyers at the California law firm of Cantrell Green will offer you a free consultation. Our knowledgeable and caring attorneys will help you understand the complex formula used to determine the maximum death benefits that you may collect.

In addition, a burial expense benefit is also available to the family of a deceased police officer, sheriff’s deputy or firefighter. The Public Employees Retirement System may also pay a monthly allowance of one-half of the average monthly salary earned during the three years immediately preceding death, payable to the surviving spouse until their death or remarriage. (Upon remarriage, there may be a reduction, or benefits may continue depending on any applicable contract modifications.)

An important factor that our lawyers would like you to consider is that California public safety officers who are killed in the line of duty have available to their dependents additional benefits from the federal government subject to yearly cost-of-living increases. These federal benefits are not applicable if death is due to occupational diseases (heart trouble, cancer, etc.).

If you have tragically lost a spouse (or a mother, father, or child) who was working as a police officer, firefighter or sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles, Orange County or Southern California, our caring lawyers offer a free consultation to help you understand your rights regarding any death benefits or survivors benefits to which you may be entitled.

Our Caring Lawyers Help You Collect Your Loved One’s Death Benefits

The experienced lawyers at the Southern California Law Firm of Cantrell Green will assist you in obtaining the death benefits or survivor benefits you deserve with the individualized care and aggressive representation that ensures you receive the maximum benefits. Our Los Angeles area law firm has helped the families of numerous California public safety officers through this most difficult of time. We would be honored to assist you and your family as well.

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