Ossett is a market town near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. Coal mining used to be its second industry, and no doubt many men died in the pits. In the early 19th century there would not have been any recourse or way of getting compensation if your husband, father, or son was killed in this way, a bit different to today.
What happens when there is a fatal accident compensation claim in Ossett?
If someone is killed in an accident that wasn’t their fault, the family may be able to make an accident compensation claim in Ossett. Initially, it will be the last thing on the minds of the distraught family, but particularly if the deceased was the breadwinner, the claim will have to be made sooner rather than later. Bills will still have to be paid, the family will still have to be fed and clothed – how will this be done without some financial help?
What are the causes of a fatal accident compensation claim in Ossett?
The causes can be many and varied but include:
- Car crashes
- Motorbike accidents
- Defective machinery or equipment
- Work related accidents
- Industrial illness or disease
Who can make the fatal accident compensation claim in Ossett?
The law sets out who is entitled to compensation in these cases, and this includes:
- A spouse or former spouse
- A civil partner or former civil partner
- Someone who lived with the deceased if they lived together for more than two years
- A parent
- A child
- A child who might not be a blood relative but who was treated as a child of the family in relation to that marriage
- A person who is or is the issue of, a brother, sister, uncle or aunt of the deceased
How do you make a fatal accident compensation claim in Ossett?
The claim would be made to the person responsible for the death, although in reality it is unlikely to be them that have to pay the money, it is more likely to be an insurance company, either through motor insurance or some sort of liability insurance.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you at this very distressing time. You will find our advisers to be friendly and compassionate, and they will assist you all they can, and start the claim if you wish to proceed. You can contact them on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500.
Our in-house solicitors have dealt with many fatal injury claims, they have the knowledge and expertise you need to maximise your accident compensation claim in Ossett. Remember, it is not just the loss of a loved one you need compensating for, if it was your husband that died at say age 30 and you have 3 young children, his income needs replacing for what would have been the rest of his working life.
On our website, there is a 30-second test which will give you some rough guide to the amount you may be awarded
Date Published: 12th August 2013