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Advice on Fatal Injury Compensation

Fatal accidents are the most traumatic events for the bereaved family of the victim and claiming compensation for such traumatic happenings can be a complex matter. Before claiming against the fatal accidents, it is feasible to take advice on fatal injury compensation in order to get due legal compensation. However, just like with other claims, it must be proved that the fatality was caused because of the negligence of the third party. It is also necessary to establish that the sufferer might have been capable of claiming compensation herself/himself during the causality. The claimant could also prove that the victim had suffered monetary loss because of the fatality.

The 1976 act on fatal accidents enables the compensation to be hosted by the relative or close person of the victim who has died because of third party negligence. Close relatives include children, parents, spouses or grandchildren. Any individual wishing to compensate should be dependant on the earning of the person who has died.

Fatal accident compensation claims are sought for various reasons:

  • If the death was not instant, compensation is sought for the victim’s own suffering and pain, loss of wages due to death and any medical expenses incurred.
  • Loss of monetary support.  This is the largest aspect of the claim.
  • Loss of fringe benefits like the pension rights.
  • Loss of the services provided by the deceased such as child care, domestic assistance and DIY.
  • Bereavement compensation due to the spouse of the deceased.  Parents can also get this compensation if the deceased person was below the age of 18 years.
  • Funerals costs if paid by dependants and damage or loss to any property due to the accident.

Fatal injury compensation is certainly a very complicated process and it will be wise to get professional assistance from a lawyer who holds expertise in this particular field. The solicitor may also provide advice on fatal injury compensation to pursue a claim of any kind such as accident at work, road accidents, medical negligence or accidents in a public area. There are many online fatal injury solicitors who offer “no win no fee basis.” Seek the best litigation support and benefit from legal compensation.

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Accident in Supermarket
Mrs H was shopping for a small fold out table in a Supermarket. She reached to take one when the stack collapsed falling onto her right foot. X-rays to her foot showed no fracture but she was still forced to use crutches for a few weeks afterwards.

Within 6 months of being instructed Cooks had obtained a settlement offer of £2,000.00 which Mrs H was delighted to accept. She said
"My Granddaughter found your website and recommended you to me. Thank you for all your efforts for my accident claim, I appreciate your kindness. I received my cheque today and will be taking my grandchildren away on holiday with the money you recovered for me"
Mrs H from Devon

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case