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How To Claim For a Fatal Accident

A fatal accident will cause emotional and financial suffering for the family members of the deceased victim. The financial losses suffered can be recovered using a compensation claim. Understandably many people are not aware as to how to claim for a fatal accident that has resulted in the passing away of a family member.

You may be entitled to claim damages if another party is to blame for the accident. Cooks Legal  are specialist Personal Injury Solicitors who can assist you in claiming compensation. The benefit of consulting Cooks Legal is that we work on a no-win-no-fee basis and give the compensation amount to you without deducting any charges. The claim can be brought by the deceased’s family members. The claim can be divided into two parts, first is the victim’s claim for the physical and emotional hardship and pain that he suffered due to the injury. There is no compensation if the victim’s death was instant. If the victim dies after sometime of the accident, the compensation charges would include the financial losses from the date of injury to the death. This will also include the expenses incurred on the funeral.

Secondly the compensation would include financial losses that the dependants suffer, this reinsures the financial support to the family members. The dependents may include the wife, children and grandchildren or even parents and grandparents. The emotional loss suffered cannot be removed but financial support will help maintain the financial stability of the household. The total amount of compensation will vary according to individual circumstances.

To claim the compensation, it is necessary to prove that the accident was caused due to the negligence of another party. Cooks Legal will help you gain all the knowledge about how to claim and what amount to claim. It can take months or even years to close a case. However, we may also try and close these cases with an out of court settlement. The advice on how to claim for a fatal accident can be acquired through Cooks Legal.


Work Accident Claim
Mr W was working as an electrician in a poorly lit cellar when he fell onto breeze blocks left by the contractor. He suffered a knee injury that prevented him from pursuing his dream of setting up a business on his own. Mr W was awarded £57,000.00
"I would give the money back today not to have had this accident, but I felt in safe hands with my Solicitor."
Mrs W of Portsmouth