Injury lawyers in Prenton
Prenton is a suburb of Birkenhead, Merseyside. In August 1940, during the Second World War, a housemaid working in Prenton became the first fatality of a bombing raid on the Merseyside area.
The family of the housemaid was probably devastated, just like families all over the British Isles are when they lose a family member. What’s worse is if the death occurred because of an accident that was the fault of someone else, totally unnecessary if someone had just taken a bit more care. In this situation, although it will probably be the last thing on their minds, the family should make a fatal injury claim, using injury lawyers in Prenton.
Using injury lawyers in Prenton may make the fatal injury claim easier
The financial aspect of losing a family member can be horrific, especially if they were the main wage earner. Using injury lawyers in Prenton to make a fatal injury claim can bring financial stability back to the family, one less thing for them to worry about.
Any of the dependents can make a fatal injury claim
The law states that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim. You have to prove the dependency, but it can include:
- A husband or wife
- An husband or ex wife
- A civil partner or former civil partner
- Someone who has been living with the deceased as husband or wife, for at least two years
- A parent
- A child
- Someone who lived with the deceased and was treated as their child
- Brothers and sisters
- Uncles and aunts
- Nieces and nephews
When the family feel ready to make an injury claim, one of them should contact Accident Advice Helpline, but this should be done within 3 years of the death.
There are several things that can be claimed for
When the family make a fatal injury compensation claim is made, there are several things that have to be taken into account, such as:
- The pain and suffering of the deceased, if they were aware of pain before they died
- Funeral costs
- Probate costs
- Loss of future income, this would be higher the younger the deceased was, on the assumption they had more years to work left
- The cost of other jobs the deceased did, such as gardening and decorating
Making a fatal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with fatal injury compensation claims for over 13 years. We have helped many thousands of families get the compensation to which they were entitled, for the loss of their loved one.
Our helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to call whenever you want. The number is 0800 180 4123, and our friendly professional advisors will give you free legal advice, talk through your claim with you. If you decide you want to proceed, they will start the required processes.
Accident Advice Helpline staff have compassion, we know these things are not easy for bereaved families to deal with, so let us take the strain and handle your fatal injury compensation claim for you.
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown