The family of the deceased may need to make an injury claim in Stockbridge
Stockbridge is an area of Edinburgh, located towards the north of the city.
The name is Scots stock brig from Anglic stocc brycg, meaning a timber bridge. Originally a small outlying village, it was incorporated into the City of Edinburgh in the 19th century. The current “Stock Bridge”, built in 1801, is a stone structure spanning the Water of Leith. The painter Henry Raeburn (1756–1823) owned two adjoining estates, Deanhaugh and St Bernard’s, which he developed with the assistance of the architect James Milne. Milne was also responsible for the fine St Bernard’s Church (1823) in Saxe Coburg Street. Ann Street, designed by Raeburn and named after his wife, is a rare early example of a New Town street with private front gardens.
What happens when there is a fatal injury claim in Stockbridge?
Stockbridge sounds an really nice place to live, but unfortunately, the resident are just as likely to be involved in an accident as anyone else in the UK, and some accidents, unfortunately, have fatal consequences. If someone is killed in an accident that wasn’t their fault, the family may be able to make an injury claim in Stockbridge. Initially, it will be the last thing on the minds of the distraught family, but particularly if the deceased was the breadwinner, they will need to make an injury claim in Stockbridge to be able to survive financially. Bills will still have to be paid, the family will still have to be fed and clothed – how will this be done without some financial help? State benefits will not replace a wage.
What are the causes of a fatal accident injury claim in Stockbridge?
Fatal accident can happen in many ways, the causes can be many and varied but include:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Falls from height
- Defective machinery or equipment
- Work related accidents
- Industrial illness or disease
The law specifies who can make an injury claim in Stockbridge
The law sets out who is entitled to compensation in these cases, and this includes:
- A spouse or former spouse
- A civil partner or former civil partner
- Someone who lived with the deceased if they lived together for more than two years
- A parent
- A child
- A child who might not be a blood relative but who was treated as a child of the family in relation to that marriage
- Cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
How do the family make a fatal injury claim in Stockbridge?
The claim would be made to whoever caused the death, although in reality it is unlikely to be them that have to pay the money, it is more likely to be an insurance company, either through motor insurance or some sort of liability insurance. If the death was because of a violent assault, it would be the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you at this very distressing time. You will find our advisers to be friendly and compassionate, and they will assist you all they can, and start the claim if you wish to proceed. You can contact them on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 23rd September 2013
Author: David Brown