Losing a family member: The first week

What to expect in the first week after the death of a family member, and how WorkSafe, the police and the coroner will be involved.
Last updated

Nov 2020

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Document length

3 pages

What it contains

We understand that losing someone close to you is a very difficult time. You may find the first weeks to be filled with emotion, questions and information. This fact sheet will cover:

  • who will be in contact with you
  • who is notified of the incident
  • what the coroner will do
  • organising the funeral
  • support available if you’re not eligible for entitlements.

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