The essential brain injury guide published by the brain injury Association of America states of persons with a traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to die is no non—brain insured persons and have a life expectancy reduction of a proximally seven years. If it can be proven that brain injury was a substantial contributing factor of the employees death death, death benefits may be available under Minnesota Worker’s Compensation law. A substantial contributing factor is one that ??????. It does not need to be the sole cause of death. Death benefits are awarded to the surviving spouse, kids or dependant heirs. HOW MUCH???