If you have lost a loved one in an accident, the feeling can be of such devastation and grief that it can take a long time from which to recover. If it is a family member, then the family will never be the same again.
But what happens when you realise that the accident was not the fault of your loved one, but that of someone who has been negligent? Your initial reaction might be of revenge and anger towards the guilty person.
A personal injury lawyer in Pwllgloyw can help dependents to make a fatal injury claim
UK law says that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim. This will not be the first thing of which the family thinks, but at some point the financial aspect and consequences of their loss will need to be addressed. Dependants can include:
- Brothers and sisters;
- Husband or wife;
- Ex-husband or wife;
- Civil partner;
- Ex-civil partner;
- Someone who lived with the deceased as husband or wife for at least two years;
- A parent;
- A child;
- A child within the family who was treated as their own by the deceased;
- Uncles and aunts; and
- Nephews and nieces.
If more than one dependency is proven, the statutory bereavement award, which can only be paid once, is split equally among them.
The things for which a personal injury lawyer would claim
How the claim is compiled will depend on the family and their circumstances, but every area of the effects of losing the loved one should be looked at by a personal injury lawyer in Pwllgloyw, for example:
- Probate costs;
- Loss of future income, which would be more for a younger person as it would be assumed that they would work for more years;
- The costs of things the deceased would have done, for instance gardening, decorating, sewing or childcare;
- Any other cost or loss which is a direct result of the deceased losing their life;
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were in pain before they died; and
- Funeral costs.
We will help you to make your fatal injury claim here at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are the law firm you should contact to make a fatal injury claim. We have the experience and knowledge required to have the best chance of a successful claim, and we will not ask the victim’s family for any money to start work on the case.
Our advisors are highly trained and friendly. They will deal with the family with compassion, while making sure that everything is in order for the claim to go ahead. You can contact our advisors on our freephone number: 0800 689 0500/0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you can try the 30-second test on our website. This will let you know if you qualify for a claim, and if you do will let you know a rough idea of the amount of compensation you may receive through a personal injury lawyer in Pwllgloyw.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown