An accident at work in Plymouth can cause untold misery to the family of a victim who suffered fatal injuries in this way, particularly if the accident could have been avoided and was caused because the employer did not comply with the health and safety regulations.
So when this happens in an accident at work in Plymouth that could have been avoided, you would expect them to feel extremely angry as well. There would be no surprise if they had feelings of wanting retribution against the employer, and most of them would want to make sure an accident at work in Plymouth didn’t happen again, and another family have to suffer what they are going through.
The other people affected by a death in an accident at work in Plymouth
Of course it is not just parents that acutely feel the death of a loved one, there is their spouse and maybe their own children to consider. There could be youngsters now left without their mother or father to think about as well.
The effects of this sort of accident can be far reaching, and one of the things the employer would have to face is an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
They look into all serious accidents in the workplace, and if they feel it is appropriate, can prosecute the employer, as well as forcing them to put the correct measures in place, or close the business down, if it not a safe place to be.
Making a fatal injury claim
UK law says that anyone who is financially dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim.
The state pays a statutory bereavement payment, but this can only be paid once and if more than one person proves their dependency, it is split equally among them.
But the fatal injury claim against the employer can include many things, and Accident Advice Helpline will make sure that none of them are missed. The family can claim for things such as:
- Loss of earnings for the future. This would be more the younger the person is on the assumption that they had more working years left.
- The costs of jobs around the house that the deceased used to do. This could be anything from cleaning to decorating, or gardening.
- Funeral and probate costs.
- Childcare depending on which parent has died, and if the other one works. Some parents opt to use child minders and others opt to give up work and look after the children themselves. Whichever way it is handled, there is a cost involved.
- Any other cost or loss that the family have had to face because of the accident and the death of their loved one.
We understand what a difficult time this is to be making a fatal injury claim, but our advisers and lawyers are friendly and compassionate and will do all they can to keep the stress of the claim away from the family.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to receive free no obligation advice, if any of these claims issues relate to yourself or someone close to you.
Date Published: 18th May 2014