Fatal accident compensation claim
When you lose a loved one through illness it is bad enough, but when that loved dies because of the negligence or fault of someone else there are feelings of resentment and anger on top of the dreadful sense of loss.
You may need to make a compensation claim in Piercebridge-on Tees
The last thing on the mind of the devastated family will be to make a compensation claim in Piercebridge-on-Tees, but if the loved one was the main breadwinner of the household, how will the family survive financially without them? At some point, the family will have to consider this and if the death was the fault of someone else, make a fatal accident compensation claim.
Are you eligible to make a claim?
UK law states that any dependent can make a compensation claim in Piercebridge-on-Tees, this could include:
- A husband or wife
- An ex husband or wife
- A civil partner of the deceased
- A former civil partner of the deceased
- A person who had been living with the deceased, as a husband or wife, for at least two years
- A parent
- A child
- Brothers and sisters
- Uncles and aunts
- Nephews, nieces and cousins
How is the amount of the compensation claim decided?
When you make a fatal injury compensation claim in Piercebridge-on-Tees the amount is made up of several factors including:
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were conscious of pain before they died
- Funeral expenses
- Probate costs
- Loss of income for the future, this would be a higher figure for a younger person on the assumption they had more years left to work.
- Statutory bereavement damages
- The costs of other things the deceased would have done such as DIY or childcare
How do you make the claim?
This is an extremely difficult time for the bereaved family without having to go through the processes of dealing with insurance companies, the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority, the Motor Insurers Bureau or some other large organisation that will be responsible for paying your compensation claim in Piercebridge-on-Tees.
Accident Advice Helpline will take this off your shoulders – we will deal with the necessary organisations for you.
Our in house solicitors are experienced and knowledgeable about all types of injuries from all types of accidents and among the many thousands of claimants we have already helped, unfortunately a lot of them have been fatal accident compensation claims.
There are specialist solicitors that deal in particular fields and most operate on a no-win, no fee* basis. This is particularly important if the family are already struggling for cash as no money will be needed to start the fatal injury compensation claim.
On our numbers, 0800 689 0500/0333 500 0993 from a mobile you will find friendly and compassionate advisors. They will speak to you in confidence, give you free advice and if you then decide you wish to proceed with the claim, they will start the process for you.