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Fatal Accident Claims and Fatal Injury Compensation

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Fatal Accident Compensation Claims

Losing a loved one through to the actions of others is stressful enough. But if your family relied on them to provide, you have the added worry of how you’re going to cope financially. That’s what compensation is designed for – to make the lives of those left behind easier by taking care of money worries in an attempt to make amends. But that’s not the only reason for making a claim for fatal injury compensation, it’s also a way of acknowledging the suffering you’ve been put through, and in some cases it helps to highlight the need for a change, to prevent the same happening to another’s family.

Our team of fatal accident solicitors know how difficult the loss of a loved one can be psychologically, emotionally and financially. Their experience means they understand how tosupport you through the process of making a claim for fatal injury compensation, to make it as easy for you they can, whilst getting the compensation you need to move on with your life. Speak to us on 01772 252222, alternatively you can fill out the claim form on the right and we’ll contact you.

Types of Fatal Accident Injuries You Can Claim For

For any accident caused by the actions of another that resulted in your loved one losing their life; fatal accident claims are an option. This can be anything from a car crash to a work-place accident or death caused by faulty electrical equipment. Some of the other examples include:

  • Workplace Transport Accidents
  • Public Transport Accidents
  • Organised Trips or Events
  • Exposure to Hazardous Substances
  • Helicopter Crash Accidents
  • Maritime Accidents

If you are unsure whether the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one could be eligible for a claim, call and speak to us – we can advise you free of charge and without any obligation.

Who Can Make A Claim For Fatal Accident Compensation?

The law is clear on who can bring a claim for fatal injury compensation, it states that anyone who is a dependant can bring a claim. Dependants can be:

  • current or ex-husbands and wives of the deceased
  • anyone living with the deceased as man or wife for at least two years at the time of death
  • current or ex-civil partners
  • children and parents of the deceased or those treated as such
  • brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews of the deceased

If you’ve lost someone in an accident and you’d like to explore the possibility of claiming, call us. You just need to tell us what happened, where it happened and how it happened. Once we have these details we can assess your claim for compensation and advise you on the chances of success.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Fatal Accident?

Money worries are likely to be top of your mind. We know this the last thing you need so to help we use something called a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as no win, no fee, for most of our cases. This means that you’ll pay nothing upfront. In fact, you’ll only pay if we win the claim for you. If we do, our fee will be taken from the lump-sum amount of compensation awarded to you, and in all cases, will never be more than 25%. In the unlikely event of us losing the case, you pay nothing, so there’s no financial risk to you.

Why not give us a call, and see how out team of expert fatal injury solicitors can help you get your life back on track.

How Long Will It Take To Claim Compensation For A Fatal Accident?

Making a claim for compensation is more about getting the right result, rather than getting a result quickly. Some straightforward cases can be resolved in as little as a few months, while other more complex cases may take many months or even years to complete. Of course, our aim is to get the right result in the shortest time possible, so that you have the means to move on with your life.

However, if your injury is caused by a road accident, employers’ liability or public liability, and you are claiming between £1,000 and £25,000, the government now has a fast-track process. This means most cases are completed within 6 months.

How Long Do I Have To Claim Compensation For A Fatal Accident Case?

It is best to make claim for compensation as soon as possible. This is because the details of what happened will still be fresh in your mind, and any paperwork relating to the fatal injury should, hopefully, be easy to access.

We’d also encourage you to make any fatal accident claim as soon as possible as there’s a three year time limit in place, which is detailed in the Limitation Act 1980. If you don’t bring your claim within three years, you’ll only be able to continue it in very specific circumstances, for example if it’s only just come to light that the fault lay with another, which the court will assess and make a decision on.

So call us on 01772 252222 and let us assess your claim with no obligation and no cost to you.

Interim Payments

Even if the situation above doesn’t apply to you, if the other side accepts responsibility, part of the money that will be awarded as compensation can be given to you early, before all the paperwork has been completed. This helps you pay for everyday things, while you wait for your case to be completed. We’ll be able to advise if interim payments are available for you when start your claim.

The amount you could be awarded for fatal injury compensation will depend on many different things, so it’s not possible to give any definite answers here. However, we can tell you that things such as loss of earnings, if the deceased person was the sole provider for the family, as well as funeral expenses and probate costs will be taken into account. In cases like this, fatal accident payouts can range from five to six figures -sometimes more for high net worth individuals who might have earned more over their lifetime.

Statutory Bereavement Award

On top of any fatal injury compensation you may be awarded, there’s the statutory bereavement award for those who’ve lost a husband, wife or child under the age of 18. This amount is fixed at £12,980.

For a free consultation about a Fatal Accident Claims and Fatal Injury Compensation claim, call our No Win No Fee Personal Injury solicitors on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or start your claim online and we will call you.

When you contact us, you don't have to start your Fatal Accident Claims and Fatal Injury Compensation process immediately. Therefore, if you're unsure whether you're ready to step on the first stages of your compensation claim, or whether your accident was caused because of someone else's fault, Turner White Solicitors can provide you the necessary guidance and suggestion you need to establish your claim and know that we will not force you to start a claim.

For more information on Fatal Accident Claims and Fatal Injury Compensation claims get in touch with us on 01772 25 22 22 or request a call back or simply fill the form, and our expert team will get back to you and give you the suitable legal advice.