It does not matter who you are or where you are, if you loose a loved one you will be devastated. If you loose that loved one because of an accident that happened which was not their fault, then this is extremely heartbreaking.
In this situation, although it will probably be the last thing on their minds, the family should make a fatal injury claim, using a personal injury lawyer in Marlborough or one based elsewhere.
Using a personal injury lawyer may make things a little easier
The financial aspect of losing a family member can be horrific, especially if they were the main provider of the family. Using a personal injury lawyer in Marlborough, or one based elsewhere, to make a fatal injury claim can bring financial stability back to the family, one less thing for them to worry about.
Can any of the dependants 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 child
- Someone who lived with the deceased and was treated as their child
- Brothers and sisters
- A husband or wife
- An ex husband or 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
- 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.
Other things that can be claimed for
When the family make a fatal injury compensation claim, there are a few things that have to be taken into account, for example:
- 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
- The pain and suffering of the deceased, if they were aware of pain before they died
- Funeral costs
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with fatal injury compensation claims for over 14 years. We have helped thousands of families get the compensation that they were entitled to for the loss of their loved one.
Although we do not have a personal injury lawyer in Marlborough we can still help you as we are a national firm so we cover all areas of the UK.
Our freephone helpline number is 0800 689 0500, 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 personal injury compensation claim for you.
Date Published: 1st March 2014