Handling of Death ClaimsâEarly Identification of Potential Issues and Key Questions to Ask
JESUS MENDOZA, ESQ.
San Francisco, California
Death claims are often complex and emotionally charged. They present complex issues of law and fact not at play in day-to-day workers’ compensation cases. This article defines key terms, examines questions for both defense and applicant to consider in the case while the applicant is still living, and explores key factors to valuation and resolution. The article also discusses key steps to early identification and analysis of case value and exposure and focuses on the discovery questions and legal analysis practitioners must perform.
Key Definitions and Requirements