Death at work – can next of kin make a claim?
Losing a loved one in any circumstance is tragic and difficult to deal with; for those people who have lost a husband, wife or partner through a tragic accident at work presents complexities and confusion that adds to the whole tragic situation.
The thought of claiming compensation might be the furthest thing from the mind of the bereaved relative but, when the time is right, it might be the right thing to do to claim compensation and, no matter where you live, our very best lawyer in Holkham could be the right person to help you.
Death in service
Many companies offer their employees a variety of benefits as part of their overall employment package; death in service is one such policy. This is when the nominated relative receives a pay-out should the person die at work but, for many claimants who take the course of action of claiming compensation, it is about making a claim for their relative who has died as a result of an accident.
More complex than other compensation claims, the best course of action is to have a non-obligation chat with one of our advisers; once they have a better idea of what your claim entails, they will, with your permission, pass your case to a specialist lawyer in Holkham.
Factors still need fulfilling
As painful as it may be, there are many details that your lawyer in Holkham will need to collect from you but, there are some key factors that you need to bear in mind:
- Time – for those that have lost a husband, wife or partner due to illness caused by working conditions or environment, will find that there are slightly different deadlines. For those whose partner died as a result of an accident in work, the claim will need to be made within 3 years of the date of the accident.
Don’t let time slip away – call AAH on 0800 689 0500 to check the deadlines!
- No fault – as with all compensation claims, your lawyer in Holkham can only help IF the accident was not the fault of your partner/wife or husband. The company for which they worked may not accept responsibility and, if this is the case, you may find your claim has added complications.
But, with AAH and their specialist lawyer in Holkham no complexity is too big to handle!
If you think you have a case to claim financial justice, then get the very best lawyer in Holkham to help you and you will find the right legal team here at Accident Advice Helpline – contact us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 22nd February 2014
Author: David Brown