Injury lawyer in Much Wenlock
Much Wenlock is a small town in central Shropshire. The Wenlock Olympian Games set up by Dr William Penny Brookes in 1850 are centered in the town and in venues across Shropshire. Dr Brookes is credited as a founding father of the Modern Olympic Games, and the Olympic mascot for London 2012 is named Wenlock after the town.
Fatal accidents happen all over the country, not just in Much Wenlock. If you have lost a loved one because of an accident that was not their fault, you may need to use an injury lawyer in Much Wenlock.
Needing a fatal injury lawyer in Much Wenlock
When someone dies in an accident that wasn’t his or her fault, the family will be devastated at the unnecessary loss and may want to use an injury lawyer in Much Wenlock. Initially, it will be the last thing on the minds of the distraught family, but particularly if the deceased was the breadwinner, the claim will have to be made sooner rather than later. Finances are just another problem on top of everthing else, a problem that can be addressed by making a fatal injury claim.
The accidents that may cause a fatal injury
The causes of fatal injuries can be many and varied but include:
- Car crashes
- Food poisoning
- Motorbike accidents
- Defective machinery or equipment
- Work related accidents
- Industrial illness or disease
No matter what the cause, an injury lawyer in Much Wenlock will help the bereaved family make a fatal injury claim for compensation.
The law specifies who can make a claim
The law specifies 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
- A person who is or is the issue of, a brother, sister, uncle or aunt of the deceased
Making a fatal injury claim
The claim would be made to the person responsible for 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.
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.
Our in-house solicitors have dealt with many fatal injury claims, they have the knowledge and expertise you need to maximise your injury claim. Remember, it is not just the loss of a loved one you need compensating for, if it was your husband that died at say age 30 and you have 3 young children, his income needs replacing for what would have been the rest of his working life.
On our website, there is a 30-second test which will give you some rough guide to the amount you may be awarded
Date Published: 19th October 2013
Author: David Brown