Fatal injuries may mean making an injury claim in Modbury
Modbury is in Devon and has a population of about 1500 residents. The founder of the Stetson cowboy hat, John Batterson Stetson, descended from Modbury, his relatives having emigrated to America in 1634. It is also thought that the much loved governess of Elizabeth 1, Kat Ashley, was born in the Modbury area. The biggest disaster to hit the town was the Black Death, which caused a large reduction in the population of the time. There was no one person anyone could blame for the Black Death, but if you lose a loved one through the fault of someone else, these days you would be able to make a fatal injury claim in Modbury.
The family need to survive financially and may have to make a fatal injury claim in Modbury
When someone is killed in a fatal accident, the last thing on the mind of the family is money. However, they will soon realise that the deceased contributed to their lives in some way or another, and particularly if they were the main breadwinner of the household, finances have to be dealt with. Household bills still have to be paid, the children still have to be fed and as hard as it is for them, life has to go on. UK law says that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim in Modbury. These can include:
- Husband or wife
- Ex husband or wife
- Civil partner
- Former civil partner
- Anyone who lived with the deceased for at least 2 years, as husband or wife
- Children within the family that had been treated by the deceased as their own
- Brothers and sisters
- Uncles and aunts
- Nieces and nephews
Part of the claim would be Statutory Bereavement damages. This can only be awarded once, if more than one person proves their case the amount is divided equally between them.
How fatal injury claims are calculated
The amount of compensation awarded depends on several factors, but some of these that would be part of the calculation are:
- Pain and suffering of the deceased if they were aware of pain before they died
- Funeral costs
- Probate costs
- Loss of income. This would be greater the younger the victim was as it is assumed they would have had more years to work
- Cost of doing things the deceased would have done such as DIY and childcare
- Any other costs or losses that are a direct result of the fatal injury
Making a fatal injury compensation claim
Everyone knows that no amount of money can compensate for the death of a loved one. However, financial problems will only make the grieving process worse and they are not necessary. At Accident Advice Helpline we will ensure that you get the compensation award you deserve and in some cases of financial hardship can arrange an interim payment.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our advisors. They are friendly and professional, but also have compassion. They will care about your situation and make sure the claim is dealt with simply and efficiently, keeping as much hassle as possible away from you.
Date Published: 29th August 2013