How to make a claim for payments following a work-related death

The process of making a claim for compensation after a family member dies at work.


What it contains

WorkSafe and the WorkSafe agents will assist you completing your claim and can help you fill out the claim form in person when we visit or over the phone. This fact sheet outlines information about how to make a claim and what happens during the process. It includes:

  • who is a dependant
  • how to make a claim
  • how long a claim decision can take
  • what happens after you lodge a claim
  • what happens when a claim is rejected
  • who pays for standard legal work if a claim is accepted