Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a hunting fatal injury claim. We have more than a decade of experience dealing with various types of claims and we have what it takes to help you to win yours.
Hunting, by its nature, is a dangerous pastime. Accidents can happen at any time, resulting in any number of injuries ranging from minor to severe. In some instances the accident victims may succumb to their injuries.
If one of your loved ones has passed on because of a hunting accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
The most common causes of hunting accidents include:
- Failing to put the gun safety on.
- Accidentally discharging a weapon due to improper handling or negligence.
- Failing to properly identify the target.
- Failing to ensure that an area is clear of people before shooting.
- Using defective firearms or firearms with faulty fire control mechanisms.
Who can I claim against?
Every hunter is obliged to be cautious and to exercise reasonable care when handling and discharging a firearm. If they fail to do this and it leads to an accident and fatality, they can be sued for compensation.
If your family member’s death was caused by the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of another hunter, you can seek monetary damages from them. You can only do this if you are the deceased’s dependant.
What type of claim can I make?
As long as you are a surviving member of the deceased’s family, you can make a claim for wrongful death against the guilty hunter. This is usually known as the dependency fatal accident compensation payment. This type of claim takes into account the income that the deceased was earning and the number of dependants relying on this income.
You can also claim bereavement damages for the conscious pain and suffering you incurred because of the deceased victim’s death. Additionally, you can claim compensation for funeral expenses.
Can Accident Advice Helpline assist me?
As the claimant in a hunting accident fatal injury claim, it is up to you to prove that the guilty hunter was unreasonably negligent and careless and that this directly led to the death of your family member.
We at Accident Advice Helpline understand how difficult the whole process can be for you, especially coming soon after the death of a loved one. This is why we endeavour to make the claim process as simple and hassle-free for you as possible.
You will need the services of an experienced and trustworthy solicitor to help you to win your case. We have a team of solicitors throughout the UK ready to work with you. In order to build a strong case, your solicitor might have to assess the information provided at the coroner’s inquest if one took place; the verdict reached at an inquest will also have an impact on the validity of your claim.
It is therefore important to initiate the claim process as soon as possible. Call us today and let us help you with your claim.
Date Published: October 17, 2013
Author: David Brown