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§28-33-23  Persons to whom compensation payable in event of death. –

Published: 2015

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Labor and Labor Relations


Workers' Compensation – Benefits

SECTION 28-33-23

   § 28-33-23  Persons to whom compensation

payable in event of death. –

(a) The compensation payable under chapters 29 – 38 of this title in case

of death of the injured employee shall be paid to his or her legal

representatives. If he or she has no legal representative, the amount is

payable to his or her dependents entitled to that compensation or, if he or she

leaves no dependents, to the person to whom the expenses for the burial and

last sickness are due.

   (b) If the payment is made to the legal representative of the

deceased employee, it shall be paid by the legal representative to the

dependents or other persons entitled to it under chapters 29 – 38 of this


History of Section.

(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 2, § 15; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 2, § 15;

G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 2, § 15; P.L. 1949, ch. 2231, § 1; P.L.

1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-33-23.)