• The death benefit is calculated at two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wage payable to the surviving spouse or minor child.
• The burial expenses benefit is currently $8,000.00 to the surviving spouse, dependent, or next of kin, or to the person or persons incurring the expense of the burial.
• The death benefit to the surviving spouse is payable for 25 years or $250,000.00, whichever is greater.
• If the surviving spouse remarries and the decedent did not leave any surviving children who, at the time of the remarriage, were entitled to compensation benefits under the Worker’s Compensation Act, the surviving spouse shall be paid a lump sum equal to two years compensation benefits and all further rights of the spouse shall terminate.
To get more information about injuries and death benefits under the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act, call the Giacoletto Law Firm at 618-346-8841 or toll free at 888-346-8841 to speak today with an experienced Illinois attorney centrally located in Collinsville.