What about death benefits?
Hi, this is Lucas Foust from Foust Law Office. And I'm here to answer a quick question. It's one of the saddest questions that I come across when I represent people or advise people about their workers' compensation claim. Usually, it's a widow. Sometimes, it's a child, a minor child. But the question that I receive is, "What happens with death benefits? What happens if my husband has been killed or my wife has been killed at work?" Well, under Montana law, a spouse is eligible for up to 500 weeks of death benefits, or if the spouse remarries after they lose the worker, their death benefits will continue or conclude. Minor children are eligible for death benefits up until they reach the age of 18 or 22 if they attend college.
There's an awful lot to consider if you've lost a loved one as a result of an industrial injury or a workplace injury, and I recommend that you contact an attorney. Whether it's me or somebody else, you really should contact an attorney. There are a lot of ins and outs and things that you should be aware of. We realize this is a difficult time, and we're here to provide information to you. You may not even need an attorney. But if you do come to our office with a death benefits claim and you don't really need an attorney, if the benefits are going to come right to you, we'll tell you that ahead of time. At Foust Law Office, we believe that an informed client is a better client.