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California: Death Benefits for Minors

It’s always tragic when a work injury results in the death of an injured worker. But such a loss is made even more poignant when the worker leaves behind a family with small children. With the paycheck from the deceased injured worker now gone, the primary concern becomes who will provide for injured...

Arkansas: Termination of Parental Rights After Compensable Injury Does Not Affect Dependency Rights of Minor Children

A divided Court of Appeals of Arkansas held that the clear language of Ark. Code Ann. § 11–9–527 did not allow for termination of a minor child’s survivor benefits upon termination of the employee’s parental rights or adoption. Six years before his death, the deceased employee...