Injury Solicitors in Dereham and dealing with the heartache of death
Losing a loved one is always heartbreaking for the family. When they realise that the death happened because of someone else’s fault, that it happened in an accident that was so unnecessary, can make them feel even worse.
A fatal injury claim should be made with injury solicitors in Dereham
In this situation the family should be making a fatal injury compensation claim. It will probably be the last thing on their minds, but the realities of their financial situation will soon make it necessary.
If the deceased was the main breadwinner then their wages are lost. If the deceased was a housewife and mother then children still need to be cared for and the house looked after. In order to cope the other parent may either give up work, thus losing their income, or pay for the household services they need, which will significantly reduce their earnings. Either way there is suddenly a lot less income whilst the bills still need to be paid. Making a fatal injury claim with injury solicitors in Dereham could at least give them some financial stability.
The dependents who can claim
The UK law says that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim. This could include:
- A husband or wife
- An ex husband or wife
- A civil partner of the deceased
- An ex civil partner
- Someone who has been living with the deceased, as husband or wife, for at least two years
- A parent
- A child of the deceased or a child within the family that has been treated as their own by the deceased
- Uncles and aunts
- Nephews, nieces or cousins
Part of the claim would be for statutory bereavement benefit. This can only be paid once and if more than one person proves their dependency it is shared equally between them.
Accident Advice Helpline will keep it as simple as possible
Accident Advice Helpline have got the processes of personal injury claims down to a fine art. We have helped many thousands of families already to get the compensation they deserved and have used that experience to fine hone the way we work. Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline simple, quick and efficient. We take the extra burden of stress at this difficult time so you don’t have to.
Not only do we take the stress, we take the financial risk as well. We operate on a no win no fee basis so we will not ask for any money to start a fatal injury claim. We will also not ask for any money if the claim is lost.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123, you will find our advisors to be friendly and compassionate. They will speak to you in confidence, and if you wish to proceed will start the claim process for you. Speaking with them will put you under no obligation to proceed unless you want to.
Date Published: 10th December 2013
Author: David Brown