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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim in Lewisham


    At sometime in our life, we all lose someone we love, whether it is one of our grandparents, a parent, a husband or wife and what it should never be is one of our children.

    It may be a friend you lose, but whoever it is, it is a very distressing time for all involved, even if the death is expected because of age or illness. That distress can be magnified many times if the death is caused in an accident that was not the victim’s fault, and the financial implications can be horrendous.

    Although initially their finances will not be their main concern, at some point they will have to address them, and making a fatal injury claim in Lewisham can help.

    How making a fatal injury claim in Lewisham can help

    Accidents always bring unexpected expenses with them, and more so in the case of a fatality. There are funeral costs to consider, and possibly probate costs. It could be that the deceased was a wage earner in the family and their income is now lost. If the deceased was the parent of young children, childcare help could be needed, and then there is the jobs they used to do around the house.

    These are just a few suggestions of the sorts of costs a family can face, at what is already a very distressing time. At Accident Advice Helpline we can do nothing about the death that has occurred, but we can help the family to get the justice they deserve by making a fatal injury claim in Lewisham.

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    Who can make a fatal injury claim in Lewisham?

    The law says that anyone that was dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim. This is with certain parameters though, and includes:

    • Husband or wife
    • Ex husband or wife
    • Partners or ex partners
    • Children of their own, or children who lived with them that they treated as their own
    • Brothers and sisters
    • Grandparents
    • Aunts, uncles and cousins

    The government pays a bereavement allowance, but it will only pay it once. So if more than one person proves their dependency and makes a claim, this allowance is split equally between them.

    Keeping a fatal injury claim as stress free as possible

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand the stress the family are going through and that it will continue for a long time. We do not want the fatal injury claim to add to that stress, and will do all we can to avoid that happening.

    If one of them calls our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123, they will find friendly and sympathetic advisors, who will steer them in the right direction. Their call will be in complete confidence, and free of any charge or obligation, as sometimes it helps them just to talk about the awful experience they are going through.

    If they then decide to continue with a claim, we will have all the details from them, and take care of it from there.

    Date Published: 23rd October 2014

    Author: matthew

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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