California Code, Labor Code - LAB CA LABOR § 4700

The death of an injured employee does not affect the liability of the employer under Articles 2 (commencing with Section 4600 ) and 3 (commencing with Section 4650 ).  Neither temporary nor permanent disability payments shall be made for any period of time subsequent to the death of the employee.  Any accrued and unpaid compensation shall be paid to the dependents, or, if there are no dependents, to the personal representative of the deceased employee or heirs or other persons entitled thereto, without administration.


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