Work-Related Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one due to a work-related incident can be especially devastating.
If your family member was killed in the course of work, you can file a claim to receive the money you need to move forward.
Since 2014, attorney Gilbert Fisher has exclusively represented workers and their families. He can handle your case.
We Charge Nothing Upfront
Some grieving families fail to pursue claims for their loved one's work-related death because they are worried about the attorney's fees.
Our lawyer has dedicated his career to making the lives of workers' families easier. A core part of this commitment is his refusal to charge a single cent to his clients.
Mr. Fisher starts each case with a free consultation and handles his compensation claims on a contingency basis. This means he only gets paid if he obtains compensation on your behalf. Call or write to him today to request his help in obtaining the compensation your family deserves.
Potential Compensation For a Workplace Injury Causing Death
If you are eligible to file a wrongful death suit, you can seek damages to cover varied expenses. Compensation can include funeral costs, medical bills, and medical expenses prior to your loved one’s death. Most significantly, the compensation can also cover the income your spouse would have made.
In some cases, it can even include funds for your children’s education. If you are a stay-at-home parent, compensation can help you continue on in this role.
Who Is Entitled to Compensation for a Workplace Wrongful Death?
Various individuals are entitled to workplace death compensation benefits if they were financially dependent on the deceased worker. Qualifying relatives can include:
- Biological children
- Adopted children
- Aunts and Uncles
- Nieces and Nephews
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Our Law Firm Can Help You
A work-related death can have a devastating emotional impact on your family; it can also impact your family’s finances for years into the future. Fortunately, you can often pursue a wrongful death claim or file for worker’s compensation on behalf of your loved one. These cases can quickly become very complicated, so it is so essential to seek representation from an experienced workplace death attorney.
At his offices in Fresno and Salinas, attorney Gilbert E. Fisher focuses exclusively on worker’s compensation and work injury claims. His own father was gravely injured in a work-related accident and he understands the trauma that you are experiencing. He can offer compassionate personal guidance while fighting aggressively for your rights.
"Mr. Fisher is an outstanding attorney. He helped close my case within less than a couple of months of retaining him. I’m truly impressed with his office and I highly recommend retaining him. You will not regret your decision."
Adrian Gomez, 2023
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"Attorney Gilbert Fisher is honest, knowledgeable, and will fight for your workers compensation rights. I would highly recommend Gilbert for any type of legal matter with your employer."
David Moore, 2018
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Vs. Workers' Comp Death Benefits
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
To wage a successful wrongful death lawsuit against an employer, you must be able to prove three things. You must establish that the employer had a “duty of care” to protect your loved one from unnecessary hazards and implement proper safety protocol. You must also prove that the defendant knowingly or negligently disregarded the duty of care and that your loved one’s death was the direct result of this neglect.
Workers' Comp Death Benefits
However, to obtain worker’s compensation, you do not have to prove that the employer was responsible. Therefore, if your loved one died due to a work-related injury, but there is no evidence of negligence, you still have legal options. Mr. Fisher can help you explore all legal options and determine the best route to pursue. He will provide empathetic assistance while fighting tirelessly on your behalf.
California Experiences Many Fatal Workplace Accidents
The U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics reported that California suffered from 462 fatal work injuries in 2021. This amounts to more than one every single day.
Even if you are not sure that your loved one's death was caused in the course of employment, reach out to our attorney. Mr. Fisher and his team draw upon many past successful claims to investigate fatalities and prove that they were caused by work.
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