Before making a work‐related death claim

What you will need to know before making a work-related death claim for compensation after a family member dies at work.
Last updated

Nov 2020

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Anyone who must pay or has paid for medical expenses or burial and cremation costs can seek reimbursement for these expenses if the costs are the result of the work-related death. A dependant can also make a claim for a lump sum and weekly pension if they were wholly or mainly dependent on the income of the deceased worker.

This fact sheet outlines:

  • where to get a claim form
  • how long a claim can take
  • who is a dependant
  • payments that are available
  • information on pensions and lump sums
  • what you will need to provide to a WorkSafe agent
  • alternative support organisations available.