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Fatal Accidents

Accidents that may occur due to medical negligence, accidents occurring on the roads, at public places and at the work place can result in fatal accidents. Such fatal accidents cause the family and close friends of victims to suffer significant stress. 

Factories are one such location where a considerable amount of accidents occur due to improper safety facilities or lack of adequate knowledge to the workers about the safety measures and infrastructure. Fatal accidents may occur due to fire, heavy machinery, and scaffolding. They can result in disastrous injuries such as head injuries, physical injuries, psychiatric injuries, toxic exposure as well as other injuries and worst of all a fatal accident. Such fatal accidents result in a difficult time for family members. When the victim passes away it may affect emotionally as well as financially the lives of person(s) that are dependent upon him/her. Dependents can be parents, spouse, children, grandchildren, grandparents and any partner who has lived at least 2 years with the deceased person.       

In fatal cases, Cooks Legal can provide a great help in the form of legal support and advice.  We are specialized Solicitors who fight for the rights of the victim and family so that they can get the compensation claim they are entitled to. The following are some of the benefits that are attached with employing the services of Cooks Legal:

·           The biggest advantage is the attainment of the compensation claim. Cooks Legal have thorough knowledge about the law related with fatal accidents. This helps them immensely to fight the case so that maximum amount of claim can be availed to their clients.

·           Another big advantage attached with availing the services of Cooks Legal is that we offer a “no win no fee” agreement so our clients do not pay win or lose

The compensation claim for fatal accidents is partly based upon the pain and suffering endured by the deceased person and the loss of amenity that has been experienced by him/her, together with a claim for financial losses and dependency of the surviving family.


Slip in Public House
Mrs C whilst walking towards the bar area slipped on the wet floor of a public house whilst walking towards the bar area. She fell awkwardly causing a complex fracture of her right wrist. The insurers denied liability alleging the floor was dry and that Mrs C was drunk and jumping on the dancefloor. Cooks obtained evidence refuting this and issued the claim at Court. Settlement was reached just prior to the trial when Mrs C was awarded £20,000.00 she said:
"I would just like to say thanks to the staff who have been first class explaining things to me all the way and keeping me informed."
Mrs C from Middlesbrough