The Act provides for both burial and survivors' benefits for an employee's injuries resulting in death.
The burial benefit is $8,000 for injuries resulting in death occurring after February 1, 2006. For injuries resulting in death prior to February 1, 2006, the benefit is $4,200.
The survivor's benefit is two-thirds of the employee's gross average weekly wage during the 52 weeks prior to the injury. The primary beneficiaries of survivors' benefits are the employee's spouse and children under the age of 18.
Updated: August 2017