How can I make an injury claim in Rottingdean for fatal injuries?
Rottingdean is a coastal village next to the town of Brighton and technically within the city of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex. Rottingdean has approximately 2,500 inhabitants. For most of its history it was a farming community, but from the late 18th century it attracted leisured visitors wanting a genteel alternative to raffish Brighton, among them some names famous in English cultural life. Some in the late 19th century, notably painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones and his nephew Rudyard Kipling, made it their home. Kipling’s old house adjacent to Kipling Gardens is still standing, and the former house of painter Sir William Nicholson is currently open to the public as a museum and library.
Unfortunately, even back then people died in accidents, but they would not have been able to make an injury claim in Rottingdean for personal injury compensation at the time.
After an accident in which they lose a loved one, the family need to survive financially and make a fatal injury claim in Rottingdean
When someone is killed in an accident, the last thing on the mind of the family will be making an injury claim in Rottingdean. However, they will soon realise how much 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. UK law says that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can sue for damages. This may include:
- Brothers and sisters;
- Uncles and aunts;
- Nieces and nephews;
- Husband or wife;
- Ex-husband or wife;
- Civil partner or former civil partner;
- Anyone who resided with the deceased for at least two years as husband or wife;
- Children; or
- Children within the family that had been treated by the deceased as their own.
How fatal injury claims are calculated
The amount of compensation awarded depends on several factors, but some of those that would be part of the calculation are:
- Loss of income. This would be greater the younger the victim was, as it is assumed that they would have had more years to work;
- Cost of doing things the deceased would have done around the home;
- Any other costs or losses that are a direct result of the fatal injury;
- Pain and suffering of the deceased if they were aware of pain before they died;
- Funeral costs; and
- Probate costs.
How do I make a fatal injury claim?
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 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 that your claim is dealt with simply and efficiently with the respect it deserves, keeping as much hassle as possible away from you.
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 are not necessary. At Accident Advice Helpline, we will ensure that you get the compensation award you deserve, and in some cases of hardship can arrange an interim payment.