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Wrongful Death Compensation

Have you ever heard about wrongful death cases? These are basically those deaths which are occurred due to the negligence, malpractice and carelessness of the other person. These deaths are results of fatal accidents which may include road accidents, slips and falls, consuming a bad quality product or accidents at the place of work.

Wrongful death claims can be made against the opposite party by the relatives of the victim who mainly includes spouse, children or parents of the victim. The claim should be filed within 2 to 3 years as after this period, the claim is not considered by the court.

How to make the claim in your favour
If you want that the claim should be in your favour collect, then take care of the following points:

  • Collect the evidences which show that the death was caused due to the careless behaviour of the opposite person.
  • Try to collect the evidences relating to the reason behind the death of the victim.
  • Try to put the fact before the court that the victim had left spouse and other dependents after the death that were completely dependent on the victim for all kind of monetary and physical support.

Wrongful death compensation covers the following costs

  • Once the fatal accident of wrongful death has occurred, try to hire a wrongful death attorney who will help you to receive wrongful death compensation. Though, money cannot make the dead person alive but the compensation received after death can ease your financial problems and losses that you have incurred after the death of your dear one. It is difficult to determine the compensation amount but wrongful death compensation mainly covers the following losses:
  • It covers the wages or salaries that the victim would have earned during his\her lifetime until the retirement or death.
  • It includes the medical expenses as well as funeral expenses of the victim.
  • Compensation is also provided for the pain and suffering that the relatives had faced as a result of death of the person.
  • These also include pension, medical and education cost of the victim.
  • It includes additional expenses incurred in the form of day care and domestic labour lost.

Why to hire a lawyer

Hiring a wrongful attorney in this time can prove out to be really beneficial as they combine all different elements to create a reasonable compensation satisfying both the jury and you. Punitive and other general damages are also covered by the attorney to provide you with reasonable compensation.

If you are not comfortable financially of hiring a lawyer, you can search for websites that provide you with great information on how to deal with the situation of wrongful death claims.

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Pedestrian Fall from Bicycle
Miss H was knocked off her bicycle when her front tyre struck a loose paving stone jutting into the road. She sustained a head injury causing severe short term memory loss and mood swings. After 2 years her original Solicitors withdrew from the case as they believed her claim had less than a 50% chance of succeeding. Miss H contacted Cooks who agreed to represent her on a No win No fee basis.

Within 18 months the matter was resolved and Miss H received a settlement cheque of £300,000.00. She told us
"Thank you Cooks for believing in me and my claim. My Solicitor was always available to me and happy to explain each step of the process. The only surprise was how much you managed to obtain for me without the need to go to trial. I will tell all my friends about your great service."
Miss H from London

See how much your claim could be worth.

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