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How To Make a Compensation Claim for the Deceased

The pain and suffering that arises due to losing a loved one is excruciating. In this unbearable situation the last thing on your mind will be claiming compensation for the fatal accident. However pursuing a claim in this situation is vital to ensure the financial security of the family is maintained. In such agonising cases, Cooks Legal can provide appropriate help in the form of legal support and advice on how to make a compensation claim for the deceased.

There are numerous circumstances that lead to fatal accidents. Accidents occurring on the road, at the work place, in public places and due to medical negligence are some of the situations giving rise to fatal accidents. If fault for the deceased’s death lies with another person, the victims family members are entitled to claim compensation.  

The compensation can be split into two parts. The first part of the claim takes into account the suffering and pain endured by the victim along with the loss of amenity that has been experienced. It also encompasses medical expenses incurred and loss of income from the date of injury to date of death. A drawback of the claim for pain and suffering is that it cannot be claimed in cases where the victim’s death was instant. Further no award is made if the victim did not regain consciousness following the accident.  

A vital factor in such a claim is the number of dependents of the deceased person. The dependent(s) can claim compensation if they have sustained financial losses following the death of a loved one. Dependents will include children, spouse and parents. The compensation claim will be substantially large if the victim was the main income earner of the household. 
If you need assistance on how to make a compensation claim for the deceased consult an accident Solicitor to help you get the amount of compensation due. Cooks Legal act on a no win no basis and do not charge any fees if we do not win the case.


Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly