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How To Claim For Wrongful Death

Deaths are understandably painful experiences for every person associated with the victim. Wrongful deaths are those caused due to the negligence of some other party. The persons responsible for the wrongful death of a victim are liable to pay dependents of the victim, an amount for the damages caused to them. There are various losses that can be covered by compensation and the victim’s family should know how to claim for wrongful death.

A claim for wrongful death is different from cases of negligence where no death is involved. Damages in cases of wrongful death can be claimed for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity the victim experienced in addition to financial losses family members sustain. In a wrongful death claim there are several points to prove, namely;

·          the death was caused due to another party

·           the responsibility party acted negligently,

·          the dependent family members have suffered financial losses due to the death.

A compensation claim should be pursued in good time, otherwise the court will not allow a claim to be initiated. Claims should be commenced within 3 years following death. It is advisable to contact Solicitors knowledgeable in this area of law in order to get the due compensation. Cooks Legal will guide you through the claims process and ensure that you get the damages to which you are entitled.

Cooks Legal will inform you as to how to claim for wrongful death. The procedures will be complex and in these circumstances instructing expert personal injury Solicitors is advantageous. Nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one, but the compensation amount can make sure your family does not suffer financially.


Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks