Losing a spouse, family member or relative to a tragic accident can be heart-wrenching, and knowing that there was someone to blame for their accident is almost unbearable. It is possible to make a personal injury compensation claim with the help of fatal accident claims solicitors, but all the same it won’t bring the deceased back.
If someone else was to blame for your loss, Accident Advice Helpline have the necessary expertise to make a personal injury compensation claim on your behalf. We can give you expert legal advice and also tell you whether or not you have a valid case to make.
Fatal accident compensation claim
For you to be awarded personal injury compensation, you must prove that the accident in which the deceased was injured was as a result of negligence or carelessness. The injury sustained may have been as a result of an accident at work, a road traffic accident, or even a slip, trip or fall accident in a public place.
Fatalities such as negligent exposure to hazardous substances such as asbestos, which can develop later into fatal illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer, are reported every year.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with information and advice on making a fatal injury compensation claim with the help of fatal accident claims solicitors.
Compensation for fatal accidents
Whatever the cause of death and circumstance, if the accident was caused by someone else’s actions or inactions, or an injury caused by negligent exposure to a hazardous substance, the compensation will normally consist of the following:
- Special damages: this may include funeral and other expenses, including legal costs;
- Solatium: compensation made to dependants for the mental distress and anguish caused by the death of the deceased; and
- Loss of dependency: compensation made for the loss of financial support suffered by the dependants as a result of the untimely death.
Pursuing a fatal accident compensation claim
In many accident and disease cases, the victim will have started legal action when still alive. Unfortunately though, many victims succumb to their injuries or illnesses after they have been diagnosed, while undergoing treatment or when recovering. Accident Advice Helpline personal injury solicitors have over 15 years of experience pursuing these types of claims quickly, and ensure that they receive maximum compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in all aspects of fatal accident claims and are able to call upon a wide variety of the best technical and medical experts in any kind of fatal injury compensation claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline fatal accident claims solicitors
Strict time limits apply when making a personal injury compensation claim, so seek expert legal advice from our team of friendly legal advisors if you think you may have a valid claim. Call us now from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.