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Claiming for Bereavement

Bereavement can result from an accident injury which causes the death of a victim. This can leave family members without any source of income. Claiming for bereavement can provide support for family members in these difficult situations.

If you are claiming for bereavement of a family member, there are various heads of damages which can be awarded including: medical expenses, funeral expenses, damages for the pain, suffering & loss of amenity of the victim, bereavement damages and dependency awards. The bereavement award is paid to the spouse of the deceased and parents of minor victims.

The bereavement award is currently £11,800. The dependency award is made when a dependant has suffered financial loss as a result of the death of the deceased. If the deceased was the main income earner the dependency award can be substantially high.

Cooks Legal can help you in Claiming for Bereavement</u>">claiming for bereavement from the negligent third party. Though the emotional losses are something that can never be compensated, the money awarded can ease the financial strain on the family and allow them a degree of stability in their lives. Cooks Legal are qualified and experienced in handling such cases.

We will work on a no win no fee basis and where we lose the case, we walk away without taking any sum of money from the Client. If we succeed in your claim you will receive the whole amount of compensation as our costs are paid by the losing party's insurer.


Food Poisoning
Mr W was involved in a food poisoning incident at a Dinner Dance. Cooks obtained an admission of liability swiftly from the hosts. Mr W’s symptoms did not settle, he required surgery and Cooks referred him to a Gastrointestinal Consultant to provide a final diagnosis. On receipt of this Mr W agreed an out of Court settlement of £20,000.00
"At first the Doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me, but Cooks never gave up and in the end I received a correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment and a cheque for far more than I had expected."
Mr W of Kent