Graveyard Fatal Accident Claim

Fatal accident claims – what you need to know

Can I make a fatal accident claim?

If you have lost a loved one due to an accident that could have been prevented, then yes, you can make a fatal accident claim. Under the Fatal Accident Act of 1976, you can claim compensation for the losses after losing a loved one. We understand that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, it can aid with any financial anxieties you may face after your accident. You may need compensation to support you and your family under a series of circumstances, such as covering costs of funerals and other bereavement costs.

Types of fatal accident claims 

There are two types of compensations you can claim if your loved one has passed away due to an accident that could have been prevented. If you would like to find out which one is the most suitable for your situation, we advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. 

Dependency claim

Under the Fatal Accident Act of 1976, dependants of the deceased one can claim compensation. That means that people who were financially dependent on the deceased person can make a claim. People who can make this claim include:

  • The husband or wife of the deceased.
  • Civil partner of the deceased.
  • The person who lived with the deceased person directly before they passed away.
  • Parent or ascendant of the deceased.
  • Child of the ascendant of the deceased.
  • Siblings of the deceased.
  • Family of the deceased.

If you would like to find out more about how to make a dependency claim, we advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors now.

Bereavement Award 

After the passing of a loved one, an individual can apply for a bereavement award, which is a one-off payment no matter the specific situation of the fatal accident. The statutory amount of the bereavement payment is £15,120. 

Who is entitled to a bereavement award?

The amount of people who are entitled to a bereavement award is a lot more restricted than people who can make a dependency claim. The people who can claim a bereavement award is:

  • The spouse of the deceased
  • The civil partner of the deceased
  • The parent is the child is under 18.

There are other things you can claim for after a passing of a loved one:

  • Compensation for loss and suffering
  • Loss of earnings and medical fees
  • Funeral expenses

To find out more about claiming after a passing of a loved one, contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

How we can help 

We understand that losing a loved one is a remarkably traumatising and stressful experience for anyone who had to experience it. Our solicitors will hear you out, enable you to convey your story and be able to be heard in the best possible way. We will ensure you get the compensation you deserve, during such a tough time in your life. 

Contact Solicitors on Your Side now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form. 

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