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VA Survivors and Dependents Assistance

Leaving No One Behind: Survivors’ And Dependent’s Assistance

The sacrifices made by our veterans extend far beyond their own lives, often impacting their families. When a veteran’s service leads to their untimely passing, their dependents and survivors are entitled to certain benefits. At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, we believe in leaving no one behind.

Our experienced attorneys understand the intricacies of VA survivor benefits and are ready to champion your rights. From Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) to the Survivor’s Pension, we’re here to guide you through the complex process and ensure your family is taken care of. We approach each case with compassion, understanding that you’re dealing with loss while navigating this challenging system.

No one should stand alone in these difficult times. Let us stand with you, fighting for the benefits you deserve.


Remember, if you have further questions or need more detailed answers, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Werner, Hoffman & Greig. We’re here to assist you.

How Do I File A Workers' Compensation Claim?

To file a workers’ compensation claim, you’ll need to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. You should then obtain and complete a claim form provided by your employer or their insurance company. Ensure you provide all necessary details, such as the nature of the injury, how, when, and where it happened. The completed form should be returned to your employer, who is responsible for submitting it to their insurance provider. Please consult a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure the process is correctly followed and your rights are protected.

After a workplace accident, you should seek medical attention immediately, even if the injury seems minor. Report the incident to your supervisor as soon as possible, and make sure to document everything about the accident and your injuries. Don’t delay in reporting the accident, don’t provide inconsistent descriptions of the accident, and don’t sign any documents from your employer or their insurance company without consulting with a workers’ compensation attorney.

The value of a workers’ compensation claim is determined by several factors. These may include the nature and severity of your injury, the cost of your medical treatment, whether or not you are able to return to work, and if you’re able to return, whether your earnings are impacted by your injury. Each case is unique, and an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help evaluate your claim’s potential value.

You can request a copy of the workplace accident report from your employer. They are required to document all workplace accidents. If you’re having difficulty obtaining this report, a workers’ compensation attorney may be able to assist.

Pain and suffering typically refer to physical and emotional stress caused by an injury. In most jurisdictions, workers’ compensation does not include compensation for pain and suffering. It primarily covers medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages. In certain cases, if a third party’s negligence caused your injury, you may be able to file a separate personal injury lawsuit for pain and suffering.

If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you may be able to sue them directly for damages. Additionally, some states have funds to help workers injured at uninsured companies. It’s essential to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to understand your options in such a situation.

Some of the most common causes of workplace accidents include falls from heights, slips and trips, being struck by or caught in machinery, overexertion or repetitive strain injuries, exposure to harmful substances, and workplace vehicle accidents. However, injuries can occur in any work situation, and it’s crucial to follow safety guidelines and use protective equipment to minimize the risk.


“We are committed to helping you rebuild your lives after hardship. We are not just your legal team — we are your allies, your partners, and your tireless advocates.

And for every fight we’re willing to take on, know this — We’re right there in the trenches with you.”


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