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Claiming Compensation For The Dead

Claiming compensation for the dead differs from other types of accident claims as the victim cannot claim for his or her rights. In other personal injury cases the victim files the case against the negligent party but in claiming compensation for the dead, the relatives of the victim are entitled to bring a claim. According to law, the negligent party is liable for paying fatal accident compensation for the death, to the family of the victim.

Death compensation is for personal injury cases where negligence has caused the death of the victim and can cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, bereavement damages and dependency awards.

There are certain matters which must be established at the outset:

·                                 The negligence of some individual is the cause of death.

·                                 The Defendant is responsible for the negligence and resulting death.

·                                 The Compensation claim is for a family member of the victim i.e. victim’s spouse, relatives, children and dependents.

·                                 The Family members have suffered financially due to this death.

Death compensation allows family members to file a case and enables them to receive the proper amount of damages as compensation. Claiming Compensation For The Dead</u>">Claiming compensation for the dead is a complex process and before taking any action it is best to consult Solicitors specializing in this area.

There are certain guidelines which need to be followed while filing for compensation claims, and accident Solicitors can advise you regarding the steps that need to be taken. There is a particular time limit for filing the case against the negligent party and this is 3 years from the date of death. After this period a claim can’t be made without making an application to the court.

Cooks Legal are specialist personal injury Solicitors, who can offer you advice as well as guidance on dealing with compensation cases of deceased victims. We have experience of dealing with accidents that happen at work, on the road or due to medical negligence on a ‘no win no fee basis’.


Mrs A was a cook at a large hospital, she was injured when she tripped on a piece of vinyl flooring which had become raised. She suffered a soft tissue knee injury that brought forward pre-existing arthritis by 3 years and she was awarded £4,300.00 within 9 months of instructing Cooks.
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