A lawyer in Swiss Cottage can help a bereaved family make a fatal injury claim
If you lose a loved one in an accident, this can heartbreaking and devastating. But if you know that the accident was unnecessary and not your loved one’s fault, that can cause anger and perhaps the need for ‘revenge’ against the party that caused the accident.
After the initial shock is over, the relatives might want to consider making a fatal injury claim, because the guilty party should compensate them for their negligence or recklessness. We know that no amount of money will bring your loved one back, but financial worries on top of everything else are just not needed. Compensation could make the family financially stable and take those worries away.
Talking with an injury lawyer in Swiss Cottage
We suggest you talk with an injury lawyer in Swiss Cottage at Accident Advice Helpline if the deceased lost their life because:
- They were the victim of a violent crime;
- They were the victim of medical negligence; or
- They were the victim of an accident caused by someone else.
Any of these could result in a fatal injury claim being made, even if the death was not immediate.
Those who can make a claim
UK law states that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim, such as:
- Someone who has been living with the deceased as husband or wife for at least two years;
- A parent;
- Uncles and aunts;
- Nieces and nephews;
- A child;
- Someone who lived with the deceased and was treated as their child;
- Brothers and sisters;
- A husband or ex-husband;
- A wife or ex-wife; or
- A civil partner or former civil partner.
It may take the family some time to feel ready to make a claim, but they have three years after an accident and two years after a crime in which to do so. If the victim lived for a while after the incident, the time limits start from the date of death rather than of the incident that caused it. If the victim knows their injuries are fatal, they should start their claim to make it less stressful for the family after their death.
We have the compassion to deal with the claim
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with fatal injury compensation claims since 2000. We have helped many thousands of families get the compensation to which they were entitled. Our staff are compassionate; we know it is not easy for bereaved families to have to deal with these things, so we will take the strain away from them and make sure they are dealt with respectfully, as they deserve to be.
Our in-house solicitors are experienced and have the knowledge needed to deal with the large organisations that normally settle personal injury compensation claims.
Our freephone number is 0800 180 4123, where our friendly and professional advisors will give you free legal advice and talk through your claim with you. If you decide you want to proceed, they will start the required processes.
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown