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I am very sorry for your tragic loss.
Has anyone from the employer contacted you at all about your son's death and talked about compensation for you or for his estate?
Was your son an adult?
Did your son live with you?
Did your son have a spouse or children?
When you say she is fighting to get her compensation is she suing the employer?
Generally an employer cannot be sued when there is worker's compensation as that system it a no fault one which means the employee or heirs are entitled to compensation regardless of fault and the trade off is the employer cannot be sued.
There are exceptions in certain cases and that may be where there is gross negligence leading to death.
If you are able to sue the employer as a parent you would be entitled to sue and receive damages if you can prove that you suffered substantial emotional harm and that is clearly the case where a parent loses a child.
So your next step should be to consult with a lawyer that specializes in wrongful death actions in your city and you should do so at once.