Fatal injuries in an accident that was caused by someone other than the victim can have a soul destroying effect on those close to them. Knowing that the death was unnecessary can be devastating, much more so then if the death was expected because of age or illness.
In the situation, the family have a right to make a fatal injury claim in Lincoln, and once they are over the initial shock, they may realise how important this can be if they are not going to be suffering severe financial problems.
The people that can make a fatal injury claim in Lincoln
To be able to make a fatal injury claim in Lincoln, you have to have been financially dependant on the deceased, and then the law lays down certain parameters for the people that can actually make a claim, they have to have been:
- A husband or wife
- An ex husband or wife
- A common law partner
- An ex common law partner
- A child
- A child that lived with them that they treated as their own
- A grandparent
- An uncle or aunt
- A sister or brother
- A cousin
The government pay a bereavement allowance, but they do only pay it once and if more than one person proves their reliance on the deceased, the amount is split equally between them.
Making a fatal injury claim in Lincoln
At a time like this, the family needs the right legal advice from someone who is sympathetic to their situation. That is why they should speak to one of the friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline, on the freephone number 0800 180 4123.
Our advisors will listen to what has happened, and give them free legal advice that is relevant to their situation. They will not put any pressure at all on the family, and will let them decide if they want to make a fatal injury claim. If the family decide to go ahead, one of our exceptional injury lawyers will look at every area of the accident, to make sure they are awarded a fair amount for their circumstances.
Ones of the concerns at a time like this, is how they will pay for the claim. But at Accident Advice Helpline we deal with all our claims through the no win no fee agreement. This means they do not have to worry about needing money for the work to be started, and should the claim be lost, they still will not have to pay us anything.
This is the only way we can be sure that everyone that is entitled to make a compensation claim, has the option to do so, because it does not matter how good or bad their financial situation is.
We have been helping bereaved families for over 14 years, and have the expertise and knowledge to handle the claim as quickly and efficiently as possible without causing them even more stress than they have already had.
Date Published: 23rd October 2014