It is hard to imagine losing someone you love and care for. It could be a parent, a child or a husband or wife. In every case it is difficult to come to terms with and to move on. However the situation is even worse when the loss comes as a result of an incident that was not an accident. This means the death must have come about as a direct consequence of someone else’s negligent actions. If that other person is responsible for the loss of life, the Statutory Bereavement Award should be available to be granted as a payment.
The payment is not made automatically but instead should be claimed by the individual entitled to it. Most people do this with the help of a lawyer who is experienced in this particular area. This makes it easier to proceed through the required steps without struggling to find out all you need to know on your own. No one would want to be in a position to be able to claim the Statutory Bereavement Award, but it is at least heartening to know you may be entitled to it if you were in that particular situation. The compensation is granted according to the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and involves a fixed sum to the loved one.
Could you claim compensation following a fatal accident?
Some deaths occur as the result of an accident that could not reasonably have been prevented. Things like this do occur and they are no one’s fault. However in cases where the death was not accidental there is the potential to put in a claim for compensation. This type of compensation is not widely known about, so if you have a case that you think might qualify it is best to get advice from a professional injury compensation lawyer.
Seek professional no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline now
It is incredibly hard to cope following the death of a loved one, but even more so when that death could have been prevented. Call the free 24/7 enquiry line at Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our team members. Our professional injury compensation lawyers may be able to help you claim a Statutory Bereavement Award if you are in a position to do so. With our help you could soon be in receipt of the money you are entitled to.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims