Fatal Accident Claims

Fatal Accident Claims

About fatal accident claims

Here at Solicitors On Your Side, our experienced solicitors will help you deal with any serious injury claims however, we understand that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one. This can be remarkably stressful and sad to any grieving family, and our solicitors will stay by your side throughout the entire process. We recognise that the process of losing a loved one can also be very costly, and our experienced solicitors will help you get the best compensation to help you with a financial burden.

What happens after a fatal accident?

You can claim compensation if the death of a loved one was caused by someone else’s error or negligence. According to the Act of 1976, the dependents of the deceased can claim after a Fatal Accident due to someone’s negligence or error.

What counts as a dependant?

Under the Fatal Accidents Act of 1976, you may be able to claim damages for Bereavement, after a close one passed away due to someone’s mistake or negligence.

Claims under the Fatal Accidents Act of 1976 can be made by the:

  • Partner, married or civil
  • Cohabiting partner

If the deceased was under 18 and never married or had a civil partner, their parents can claim under the Fatal Accident Act of 1976. The parents cannot make a claim each if separated and any claims made must be split between them. After the 1st of May, the statutory bereavement amount under the Fatal Accidents Act increased from £12,980 to £15,120.

Types of Fatal Accident Claims

Fatal accident claims can be divided into different parts: dependency, bereavement damage and funeral costs.

  • People who want to apply for a dependency claim under the Fatal Accidents Act of 1976 need to be able to prove that they were dependent on the deceased and would have been dependent on them in the future, if they didn’t pass.
  • As stated above, people can apply for bereavement damages under the Fatal Accident Act of 1976 and gain a statutory bereavement amount of £15,120, if you are a spouse, civil partner, cohabiting or family if the deceased was under 18.
  • Families can also apply for compensation of funeral costs, such as headstones. They can also apply for any financial losses due to the passing of a loved one.

How can I make a Fatal Accident claim?

If your family member, spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of two years of someone who has passed away due to negligence or someone’s error, we highly recommend you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors on Your Side. We will help you out and enable you to come out with the best possible outcome to help you with any financial burden you may have to experience during such a tragic time.

Our solicitors will make sure to deal with your case in a professional way, and we will be sympathetic and thoughtful, making sure you and your family feel comfortable and supported, during such a heart-breaking time. We will make sure to get to know you and your situation to the greatest extent and gather the correct information so you can get the compensation you deserve.

How we can help

We understand that experiencing a serious injury or a fatal accident can be truly traumatising to the individual and their family, which can cause long and short-term implications to day to day life. If you or your family member have experienced a serious injury due to someone’s else’s negligence or mistake, we highly recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors on Your Side, so that you can come out with the best possible outcome for your case. The damage faced by individuals could be mental, physical and financial, and our solicitors can enable you to get the compensation you deserve.

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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