A Victory in a San Marcos, TX Workers Comp Death Benefits Case

Workers Compensation Death Benefits in Texas

The loss of a loved one is an indescribable pain, made even more unbearable when their passing was due to someone else’s negligence. When such a tragedy occurs, the surviving family members have to deal with the emotional toll and the financial burden that comes with it. In Texas, when a wrongful death occurs in the workplace, the family can seek compensation for their losses through Workers’ Comp death benefits.

Recently, there was a significant victory in a workers’ compensation case in San Marcos, Texas. David C. Wenholz, a skilled and experienced lawyer based in Austin, represented the family of Justin Putnam, an officer who tragically lost his life on duty in April 2020. The case involved fighting for death benefits for Justin’s widow.

The case lasted three days before Judge Tanner Near in the Hays County Court. The verdict was in favor of Silvana Gianno, with the jury ruling that she was entitled to the death benefits as the common-law wife of Justin Putnam. This victory not only provided justice for Silvana and her late husband but also set an important precedent for future cases involving police officers and their families.

David Wenholz and the Law Office of Joel A. Levine team relentlessly pursued justice for Silvana Gianno. With over three decades of legal experience, Mr. Wenholz has dedicated his career to helping individuals and small businesses navigate complex legal matters. As the pioneer lawyer in his extended family, he empathizes with the fears and worries of dealing with legal issues.

The success of this case is a testament to Mr. Wenholz’s commitment to demystifying legal complexities and empowering clients to understand their rights. He believes in resolving legal dilemmas with clarity and compassion; this victory is a prime example.

However, there is an important takeaway from this case for everyone, as Mr. Wenholz mentions in the video: having a will in place, or if you are a common-law spouse, filing the necessary paperwork to designate yourself as one. In situations like Silvana’s, where she was not legally married to Justin, her status as a common-law wife was called into question by the city and insurance company. This caused unnecessary delays and complications in her receiving the death benefits she was entitled to. To avoid such situations, it is essential to have proper documentation filed.

The Law Office of Joel A. Levine has been providing honest and efficient advocacy to clients in Austin, Texas for over 24/7. We specialize in Personal Injury cases and offer their services around the clock. From car accidents to civil litigation, they have helped numerous clients seek the compensation they deserve.

Our dedication to serving their clients can also be seen through their active presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We also have a YouTube channel to share informative videos on legal matters and updates on recent cases.

Our offices are conveniently located in Austin, Texas, making it easily accessible for clients throughout Central Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or needs civil litigation counsel, the Law Office of Joel A. Levine is here to help.

Contact Us at 512-982-1510 or visit our website at injurylawyeraustintx.com for more information.

The recent victory in the Texas Workers’ Compensation death benefits case is not only a win for Ms. Gianno and her late husband but also a victory for all police officers and their loved ones who may find themselves in similar situations in the future. It serves as a reminder that justice can prevail with the right legal team by your side.

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