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Advice Fatal Accident Compensation

Most people are aware that legal compensation is available where injury is sustained in an accident, however, many people do not make claims as they do not realise they are eligible. Many families face financial hardships because of fatal accidents that affect a family member. In such circumstances, claiming compensation is of utmost importance in ensuring financial stability.

Accidents do not come with a warning and injuries can be sustained at your workplace, on the road or any public place due to negligence of another. Establishing the fact that you were dependent on the deceased person will enable you to claim fatal accident compensation. A legal claim for the pain and suffering of the deceased can also be claimed, if eligible. However, professional advice on fatal accident compensation is required as it will inevitably involve complex proceedings.

To acquire professional advice regarding the compensation procedure, consulting a personal injury Solicitor is the best option. You will need to prove that the accident was caused due to the negligence of a guilty third party. Cooks Legal play a vital role in enabling you to gather adequate evidence and present the case to the third party insurers. This overall process helps you in claiming your compensation for the fatal accident that severely affected your life.

The accident compensation awarded to the family that has lost a relative includes the funeral expenses and the bereavement award that the spouse or the parents of the deceased are eligible to acquire. Civil partners and living partners residing together for a period of at least 2 years are also eligible for claiming fatal accident compensation. You will need to claim within three years of the death. The fatal accidents claim can also be settled outside the court if both parties agree. Advice on fatal accident compensation from experienced Solicitors is very important. Cooks Legal can successfully guide you in properly claiming your due compensation because of the loss that you have suffered.


Trip on highway
Mrs J tripped on a pothole whilst crossing a service road running parallel to a main road, fracturing her shoulder, wrist and ankle. The Council initially denied full liability for her accident alleging Mrs J was partly to blame for not avoiding the pothole. Cooks arranged a Conference with a barrister and on his advice rejected this. After intense negotiations Mrs J was awarded £17,000.00 she said:
"I had help from the start regarding my claim and found the advice very reassuring. I have never had to make a claim before so was apprehensive but you did a lot to alleviate my worries. Thanks again for all your help and support."
Mrs J from London