What to Do in the Event of Death

Indemnities in the Event of Death Following and Industrial Accident or Occupational disease

Applying for Death Benefits following an Employment Injury

Clientele and Requirements
The following persons are entitled to death benefits: 
 
  • the surviving spouse of the deceased worker, i.e., the person who is either:
    • related to the worker through marriage or civil union and who cohabited with him or her
    • publicly introduced as the worker’s spouse and who, at the time of death, had been living in a de facto union with him or her for 3 years, or for 1 year if a child was born of their union
  • the minor child of the deceased worker
  • the worker’s child of full age, if the child was in one of the following situations at the time of the worker’s death:
    • he or she was under 25 years of age and was attending an educational institution on a full-time basis 
    • he or she was disabled
    • his or her needs were provided for by the worker in a proportion of over 50%
  • any person whose needs were provided for by the worker, at the time of his or her death, in a proportion of at least 10%
  • the parents of the deceased worker, if the latter had no dependants
Requirement
The death of the worker must have been caused by an employment injury (see Definitions). 

You may apply for death benefits following an employment injury in either of the following ways, within the prescribed time limit.
 
Online Form
Proceed as follows:
  1. Use the Réclamation du travailleur online service (in French only) and submit the form electronically.
  2. Send the required documents by mail or by fax to the office of the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail that serves your region (use the Nos bureaux online service (in French only) to find the address).
 
Call the Commission to find out which documents are required in your situation.
 
Paper Form
Proceed as follows:
  1. Complete the Worker’s Claim form.
  2. Enclose the required documents.
  3. Send the form and documents by mail or by fax to the office of the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail that serves your region (use the Nos bureaux online service (French only) to find the address).
 
Call the Commission to find out which documents are required in your situation.
 
Note
Regardless of whether you use the electronic or paper version of the form, it is recommended that you keep a copy for your records. The electronic form must be printed out before it is submitted. You can also call the Commission to request that a copy be mailed back to you once the form has been.

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