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Estate of Watts v. Blue Hen Insulation, 430, 2005

Relevant statutes, read in light of the purpose of worker's compensation laws, authorize the award of permanent injury benefits to a claimant's estate, and a spouse is entitled to 400 weeks of death benefits, even if the spouse does not survive that long.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/06/2006
  • Published 07/10/2006


  • BERGER, Justice., Before STEELE, Chief Justice, HOLLAND, BERGER, JACOBS and RIDGELY, Justices, constituting the Court en Banc.


  • Supreme Court of Delaware


  • For Appellant:
  • Thomas C. Crumplar, Esquire (argued) and Elizabeth Barnes Lewis, Esquire, of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A., Wilmington, Delaware, for Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Scott A. Simpson, Esquire, of Elzufon, Austin, Reardon, Tarlov & Mondell, P.A., Wilmington, Delaware, for Appellee.
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