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Fatal Accident Claims

It is no secret that the loss of a loved one is a distressing experience to go through. At the point of a tragic fatal accident occurring, the last thing on your mind during your distress and devastation, the thought of making a claim for compensation has not even entered tour mind.

Never the less, the death of a loved one can change their family's lives forever, including financially, particularly if it is the major provider for the family who has passed away.

Our team of experts can assist and support you to receive the compensation you are lawfully entitled to.

If you are making a claim in the interest of someone that tragically passed away in a fatal accident, you will need to prove that the other party was at fault for the fatality because of negligence.

Compensation granted to a family for the benefit of a deceased relative can incorporate a sum for the distress and suffering of the deceased, reimbursement for burial service costs and a bereavement fund for the deceased's life partner or guardians.

There are two sections to a compensation claim for a fatal accident:

  1. The injured victim's case for any physical and emotional agony, incapacity or pain they may have endured. In the event that the demise was immediate, there can be no claim.
  2. A dependent can claim for loss of financial help and support from somebody who endured a fatal accident because of another's wrong or negligence.

Who can claim compensation?

The following dependents can make a claim in the case of a fatal accident:

  • Husband or wife
  • Former husband or former wife
  • Cohabiters living as husband and wife for at least two years
  • Parent or guardian
  • Grandparent
  • Child or person treated as a child
  • Grandchild
  • Brother, sister, aunt, uncle or child of brother, sister, aunt, uncle

Fatal injury compensation claims can be complicated and it is best to speak to our specialists to advise you of your options.

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Sheirs Solicitors have unparalleled experience in managing all types of Personal Injury claims.

Our opening hours are 8:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

For expert advice and to have your claim assessed on a no win, no fee basis contact our team on 0333 789 1231 or Contact Us online now.

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