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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. 

(559) 447-1210

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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
  • Stepchildren
  • Spouses
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • In-laws
  • Aunts and Uncles
  • Nieces and Nephews

Hear From Our Attorney

If you believe your deceased loved one's passing was in any way caused by their work, you should speak to our attorney. In this short video, he explains some key basics about wrongful death workers' comp cases. 

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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adrian gomez

Fresno, CA


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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.

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Renee Hernandez

Fresno, CA


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Mr Fishers wow man. This Attorney is up there with the best of them believe me my case wasn’t big . This Attorney took care of me no matter of my living status . If you need a lawyer to believe in you no matter what is going on in your case Mr Fisher is for you. His staff is Awesome also great people and great hospitality. Mr Fisher will take you fishing and you will bag the big one

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Gilbert E. Fisher

Attorney Gilbert Fisher

With nearly two decades of experience as an attorney, Gilbert Fisher is dedicated to giving clients individual attention and high-quality legal services. Our firm works to make legal representation accessible, offering free consultations and late-night/weekend appointments. We represent clients in various types of workplace injury cases including:

You can request a consultation with Mr. Fisher online, or you can call our Fresno, CA, office at (559) 447-1210.

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"In my workers' compensation case, Mr. Fisher grasped the complex situation and provided immediate feedback. His legal assistance was direct and on-point, and allowed for an extremely positive resolution."

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