If you lose a loved one, through no fault of their own, in an accident or because of a crime, the effect on the family can be devastating. Grief is bad enough to deal with on its own, without the knowledge that your loved would still be alive if it were not for the fault or negligence of someone else. The responsible party should be accountable for their actions and the family should make a fatal injury claim in Melbourn.
Why the relatives of the deceased would need to make a fatal injury claim in Melbourn
If the deceased was the main breadwinner of the household, the financial consequences of the loss can be awful for the family. If there are children, or anyone else that was dependent on their income, how ill they manage without it?
If the deceased was, for instance, a househusband while his wife worked. Who will look after the children now and how will the childcare costs be funded?
These are situations, and there are many others, that the family need to consider and they should make a fatal injury claim in Melbourn.
The parties eligible to make a claim
Anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim in Melbourn. This could be:
- A husband or ex husband
- A wife or ex wife
- A civil partner or former civil partner
- Someone they had been living with as husband and wife for at least two years
- A parent
- A child or a child that lived with the family and was treated as their own by the deceased
- Brothers and sisters
- Uncles and aunts
- Nieces, nephews and cousins
How the claim is made up
The first part of the claim would be statutory bereavement damages. This is only paid once, so if more than one person claims to have been dependent on the deceased, the amount is shared between them. There are many other things to consider when making the claim, such as:
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were aware of pain before they died
- Funeral costs
- Probate costs
- The loss of their income which would to a large extent depend on their age
- The costs that will have to be paid for someone else to do the jobs they used to do like car maintenance, DIY, gardening, childcare etc.
We will take the strain off the family in making the claim
No amount of financial compensation can ease the grief the family will be suffering. What it can do is stop the worry about every day living, feeding the children, paying the household bills and any other financial commitments they may have.
Accident Advice Helpline will deal with the claim simply and efficiently, keeping the hassle away from them while making sure they are awarded the maximum compensation they can achieve for their loss.
A member of the family should contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles), and speak to one of our advisers. They and friendly and compassionate and will start the claim immediately.
Date Published: 23rd August 2013
Author: David Brown