Claims for Loss of Life
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is utterly devastating whatever the circumstances of the death. To lose a close family member by way of their age or natural circumstances can be horrific enough, but when the person was taken from us by way of the negligence or fault of someone else then the loss can be almost too much to bear.
It is true that no amount of money or saying sorry can ever returned the loved one who has been lost, but in some cases the acknowledgement of compensation claim in Stockbridge can not only help the mourning family to move on, but the financial solution can help to make life after the loss a little easier to cope with.
The law allows the immediate family members (known legally as the Next of Kin) to make a compensation claim in Stockbridge in the event that the death was caused by the negligence or lack of care of another person or an organisation. This law exists within the same branch of civil law which covers personal injury compensation.
Types of Accident
It is often said that human life is fragile, and it is certainly true. It can only take a small, seemingly innocuous accident for a life to be lost. Although it is more often vehicle collisions which claim lives, a fall where the victim sustains severe injuries or an industrial accident can also be the cause of a death.
On other occasions, it can be the direct negligence of a person who is acting in a professional respect which can cause the death of a loved one. Whether it comes in the form of a mis-diagnosis or the wrong treatment, medical negligence is also an increasingly common problem.
Compensation Claim in Stockbridge
UK law allows the family, Next of Kin or Executors of an estate to make a claim for the death of a loved one. These claims were made possible as a result of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions Act) 1934 and the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.
In the first instance, the estate can claim for the loss of life, amenities and suffering of the deceased, whilst the second Act provides that the dependants of the deceased person can claim for their loss of earnings because they were financial dependent upon the person who has died. For example, the underage children of a person who died would have been financially dependent upon their parent, as well as emotionally dependent.
Making a Compensation Claim in Stockbridge
It is unlikely that any amount of money could ever make up for the loss of a loved one. However in the event that your loved one was taken from you in an accident which they did not cause then you and your family have the right to make a compensation claim in Stockbridge.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ experience with personal accident claims of all varieties, and our 30 second test could quickly tell you whether your claim is valid.