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Can you claim for accidental death?

Yes, a fatal accident claim can be pursued to seek compensation for accidental death in the UK. The bereaved family or dependants might be eligible to claim, particularly if negligence can be demonstrated. It is advisable to consult a solicitor experienced in fatal accident claims to guide you through the process.

How much compensation do you get for a fatal accident?

The amount of compensation for a fatal accident can vary, depending on several factors, including the circumstances of the accident and liability for what happened. It is best to consult with legal professionals to determine the specific compensation amount you may be able to seek to claim in a particular case.

What is the time limit for a fatal accident claim?

The time limit for a fatal accident claim varies depending on the circumstances. In general, those claiming compensation for a fatal accident to a family member have three years to make a claim, but there are exceptions. It is important to consult with a legal professional to understand the specific time limit for making a claim in your situation.

What are bereavement damages?

Bereavement damages in England and Wales are a type of compensation awarded to eligible loved ones of a deceased person in England and Wales. This award is called the Fatal Accidents Bereavement Award and is a fixed amount that may be given to claimants if eligible criteria are met, including someone else's negligence having led to the death.

What is a claim for dependency?

If someone has died in an accident that was someone else's fault, certain dependants may be able to make a personal injury claim on behalf of the deceased if they are considered 'dependants' and meet eligibility criteria. This would be a dependency claim.

Should I even be making a fatal injury claim when a loved one has died?

It is a personal decision to make a fatal injury claim when a loved one has died. It may depend on the circumstances of the incident and the potential benefits or compensation that may be available through such a claim. Consulting with a legal professional who specialises in personal injury can provide guidance and help determine if pursuing a claim is appropriate in your specific situation.

Our legal advisors can provide advice on a fatal injury claim and ensure that your future is secure in the wake of bereavement. Call 0161 696 6235 for more information.

Contact our fatal accident claims solicitors

If you believe you are entitled to compensation for the fatal accident of a loved one, get in touch with our dedicated solicitors today. Whether it's a motor vehicle accident, workplace injury, or any accident due to someone else's negligence, our team is here to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve. Call us on 0161 696 6235 or fill out our convenient online enquiry form to discuss your case.

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