Savannah, GA asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia

Q: Are employers required to report deaths of employees to work comp or OSHA?

My healthy 42 yo husband died at work while in the restroom. Death certificate states: cause and manner of death are undetermined. All toxicology and other testing negative. I have no idea what happened to him at work... I was never informed that I or my daughter could be entitled to work comp benefits. His employer never reported his death to anyone. His date of death is 7/24/2012. Do my minor child or I have any recourse?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Your estate lawyer should have suggested to you that you had that right. Likely it's passed, but why not contact a member of the Ga Trial Lawyers Assn in your county--they give free consults. Look for one that handles workers compensation.

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