Can I Make a Compensation Claim After the Death of a Loved One?
If your loved one has passed away as a result of another person's actions or negligence, you may be entitled to claim for compensation under the Fatal Accidents Act. We have helped thousands of people make a claim after the death of their loved one following:
Those who are entitled to make a claim include spouses, civil partners, cohabiting partners, parents, children and siblings.
However the law on this is very complex, so it can be confusing to figure out whether you’re eligible to make a claim, and what compensation you’re entitled to. We highly recommend that you speak to one of our fatal accident compensation lawyers, who can advise you and your family on the next steps.
Some deaths following fatal accidents are reported to a coroner, who may decide to hold on inquest. The coroner’s job it is to establish the facts surrounding your loved one’s death and this is completely separate from any criminal investigation or compensation claim. We can liaise with the coroner on your behalf and if there is an inquest hearing, we can provide representation for you.
Compensation can help you cover costs in the long and short term, and can help you find closure after your loved one’s accident. In the short term, compensation can help you recuperate funeral costs and in the long term, it can provide ongoing financial support and help you live the most fulfilling life you can, knowing that it’s what your loved one would have wanted.
What Type of Financial Support Could I Be Entitled to?
We know that losing a loved one to a fatal accident is one of the most devastating things that can happen to you, and no amount of money can account for the loss you have experienced. However, we can help you take steps to ensure you don’t suffer any additional financial losses by falling on hard times after your loved one has passed away.
There are some statutory awards and other state benefits that we can advise you on, but it’s important to note the most significant sum of money you may be entitled to will be personal injury compensation. Our lawyers will take into account your exact circumstances as we know no accident or death is the same – everyone copes and grieves differently and needs various types of emotional and practical support.
You can get in touch with our dedicated team, and we’ll talk you through your options at your pace to make sure you can get the compensation and closure you deserve.