Injury Solicitors Gloucester will help the bereaved family with their fatal injury claim
Losing a loved one in an accident that was not their fault must seem like a complete waste of a life to the bereaved family. Injury solicitors in Gloucester know that no amount of compensation can bring back the loved one, but making a fatal injury claim can at least give the family some financial stability and take the worry of money from their shoulders.
UK law says that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a personal injury compensation claim. This includes people other than their spouse, other relatives such as aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, parents and children are all able to make a fatal injury claim if they were dependent on the deceased.
The items that can be included in a fatal injury claim made by injury solicitors Gloucester
Depending on the circumstances of the family, injury solicitors Gloucester will look at every area of the effects of losing the loved one, and may claim for things like:
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were aware of pain before they died.
- Loss of future income; this would be less for an older person as it would be assumed they would work for less years.
- The costs of things the deceased would have done, for instance gardening or decorating, sewing or childcare.
- Any other cost or loss, which is a direct result of the deceased losing their life in an accident that was not their fault.
Statutory bereavement compensation would be paid as part of the claim but it can only be paid once. If more than one person proves their dependency, the amount is split equally between them. Funeral and probate costs can also be reclaimed.
Making a fatal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with fatal accident claims for over 15 years. Our solicitors are compassionate as well as being experienced experts in the field of fatal injury claims. They will ensure that every area of the accident, the loss and the effect on the family are examined closely to make sure the maximum compensation is awarded.
All claims we handle are on a no win no fee basis, so making the claim need not add to the financial burdens the family may already be suffering. We will not ask them to part with any money to start their fatal injury claim and will not ask them for any money if the claim is unsuccessful.
Our claims advisers are available on our 24 hour freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500. You will find that they are friendly and helpful and will provide all the information needed to make a fatal injury claim. They will then let the family decide if they want to pursue the claim or not, with no pressure from us and no obligation on their part.
Accident Advice Helpline want the whole process to be as stress free as possible for the family who will have suffered more than enough trauma after losing their loved one.
Date Published: 22nd December 2013
Author: David Brown