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May 16th, 2009:

Can my unborn child receive workers compensation benefits?

Let’s imagine for a moment that an employee is injured on the job on March 25, 2003.  At that time, the employee’s wife was pregnant.  The child was born on August 5, 2003.  The injured employee dies on September 1, 2003.  Would the newborn child be entitled to dependency benefits?

Yes.  While an employer will argue that the child is not a dependent because the child was not born before the date of the employee’s accident, the law states (more…)