Fatal Accident Claims
Fatal Injury Claims
Fatal injury Claims
An injury that causes death is called a fatal injury. If someone is involved in a major accident, then there will be damage that can be slight, moderate, or severe. But in the most severe and unfortunate cases, some of these accidents can tragically result in death.
The worst thing that a person can experience when a dear one dies due to someone else’s negligence. If someone close to you has passed away, the last thing you will be thinking of is claiming compensation because of the initial shock and grief.
Compensation for an injury resulting in death
Accidents and injuries resulting in death harm your life in ways that you might not think of at the time.
Compensation helps in many ways like:-
It will make you relieved that, in some way, justice has been done. You haven’t been left on your own.
Ensure that you are not financially broken.
Helps you with further treatment.
It increases other’s motivation.
By claiming you can save yourself and your family from any additional trauma related to your loved one’s death.
Types of fatal accidents
A fatal accident is an unpleasant event that happens unexpectedly. For instance:
Road traffic accidents:
It occurs when a vehicle moves along a roadway crash with another vehicle or object, which can end up severe damage or instant death.
Hospitals and health clinics:
The injury or death caused by negligence or inadequate treatment leads to severe injury or death.
Supermarkets, restaurants. They seem safe, but accidents can happen here also. It could be falling on a wet floor, getting stuck in an elevator, or a fire, resulting in many injuries.
Parks and playgrounds:
Maximum in case children, parks, and playgrounds accidentally can be poor management or someone else’s fault.
Fatal workplace injuries
Most of us spend hours at work, some workplaces are comfortable, but some can be very dangerous. Everyone has the right to feel safe whether we are at the workplace or home. It is the liability of your employer to ensure that you are safe while working. Otherwise, they can be charged under the Health and safety at work Act 1974 or Management of Health and Safety at work regulation 1999.
Delay in treatment after injury leading to death
Not every accident needs to be immediately fatal; it can be possible that due to a disease or illness from the workplace, the person died after some time of leaving his job.
Various professional at more risk are:-
- Carpenters and Joiners
- Boiler, Pipe, and Heating Workers
- Plumbers and Gasfitters
- Construction and Demolition Workers
- Painters and Decorators
- Power Station Workers
- Laboratory and Research
Compensation for the fatal injury claims
Every fatal injury is unique. There is no specific amount for a fatal injury claim. The compensation will depend on few different factors:
It is an essential factor that affects compensation. It includes costs of treatment, period of suffering, what is the relation with the deceased.
If the husband died, the wife or guardian could get compensation up to £12,980 after the fatal accident under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.
It could be a monthly benefit paid to the eligible survivor or the dependent that relied on the income of the expired one.
In a situation like a fatal injury, you needn’t be concerned about claiming the costs and making this claim on a no win no fee basis. You don’t have to worry about court costs or lawyer fees, even if you don’t get the compensation.
Who can make a fatal accident claim?
Any close person can make a fatal accident claim. It can be family or friends.
According to the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, the qualifying parties include:
- Spouse or former spouse of the victim
- The civil partner or former civil partner of the expired
- been husband, wife, the civil partner of the expired for at least two years at the time of the accident
- Anyone who was a parent of the victim or cared for by the victim as a parent
- Any child or other successor of the victim
- Any child who was treated as a child of the expired
- Any brother, sister, uncle, or aunt of the expired
- If you want to claim and want a piece of legal advice for free, call us, or submit your details to contact you later.