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Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful deaths are those deaths that are caused by malpractice, carelessness and negligence of other party. These may occur as a result of slips, falls, road accidents, medical malpractices, and faulty consumer goods, inefficient equipments at work or adulterated food items. In such circumstances a wrongful death claim can be lodged by the relatives and the family members of the victim against the accused party. It is pertinent that the claim is filed within the time span of three years as after this time period has lapsed, the claim is considered invalid by law.

If you have also suffered the loss of someone very dear in a case of wrongful death then to suffice for the psychological and fiscal losses that might have incurred it is crucial to file for compensation. To turn the case in your favour, the following pointers can prove to be really helpful:

  • Collect all the evidences that can help in proving that the demise of the victim was a result f insouciant behaviour of the accused party
  • Try collecting those evidences too that relate to the reason underlying the demise of the victim
  • Find all the witnesses you can to stand up in the court and testify for your side
  • Try putting facts before the concerned court that there are dependents left after the victim and thus is dire need of money for their peaceful and healthy existence.

The wrongful death claim usually covers for the losses of the salaries and wages that the deceased would have earned during the course of his lifetime till retirement. Further, the medical expenses involved when the victim was taken to hospital after the accident and the funeral costs are also catered to. There are special provisions for the pension medical and the educational costs of the children of the victim if any. In fact, the psychological losses and agony that the family and relatives of the victim underwent after the death and additional expenses like day cares and domestic labour are also included in it.

You take the help of a good attorney in this regard as they know all the tricks and strategies that should be employed to win the case. These days the lawyers do not ask for money until you have won the case successfully. This is the principal of “No Win, No Fee” and thus there is nothing to lose if you are unable to extract compensation from the accused party.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly

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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