A family is never the same again when one of them dies; whether that is through old age or illness, they will all be very upset. So just try to imagine how a family must feel when they realise that the loss of the loved one was unnecessary, caused through the fault or negligence of someone else. This must be soul destroying for all concerned, and the financial implications can be frightening.
On top of everything else that is going on, this can be too much for the family to cope with. They should call Accident Advice Helpline to see if they are entitled to make spinal injury claims in Swansea, as compensation could give them some financial stability.
We know that no amount of money can turn back the clock and give you back your loved one, but bills still have to be paid and families fed, and the compensation can help with all of this while you try to come to terms with what has happened.
The dependants who can make spinal injury claims in Swansea
The law says that anyone that was dependent on the deceased can make spinal injury claims in Swansea. 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. The dependants who can make a claim include:
- A husband or wife;
- An ex-husband or wife;
- A civil partner;
- An ex-civil partner;
- A parent;
- A child, or a child they treated as their own;
- Uncles and aunts; and
- Nephews and nieces.
The statutory bereavement award part of the claim can only be paid once, and is split equally among those who can prove they depended on the deceased.
The things for which Accident Advice Helpline would claim
There are many things to take into account with a fatal injury claim, and we would consider them all; things such as:
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were aware of pain before they died;
- Funeral costs;
- Probate costs;
- Loss of future income, which would be more for a younger person as it would be assumed they would work for more years;
- The costs of things the deceased would have done, for instance gardening, decorating, sewing, or childcare; and
- Any other costs or losses which are a direct result of the deceased losing their life in an accident that was not their fault.
We will help make your fatal injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline is the law firm the family should contact to make a fatal injury compensation claim. We have the experience and knowledge required to have the best chance of a successful claim. We will not ask the family for any money to start work on the case, and we will not ask them to pay any money if the claim is unsuccessful.
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 them on our freephone number: 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 3rd August 2014