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Fatal Accident Claims

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is obviously incredibly traumatic, and financial and childcare matters that need dealing with urgently can add pressure and distractions from the time you need to grieve for a family member.

At Grieves Solicitors, our team of experienced and understanding solicitors has helped ease the burden on those who have lost a loved one by assisting them in making a claim for compensation. If someone you depended on has died as a result of negligence by a third party, contact us today on 0800 0747 644 for assistance and support during this difficult time. You can also fill in the contact form at the top of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Who can make a claim?

Anyone who is dependent on the deceased can make a fatal accident claim, according to the terms of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and whether or not the accident was caused by somebody elses negligence. A dependent is an individual who relies on financial or emotional support from the deceased, and includes:

  • Children
  • Married or civil partner
  • Cohabiting partner of two years or more

In some cases, former partners may also be entitled to compensation to help with day-to-day living. If youre unsure whether you qualify as a dependent, contact Grieves Solicitors for free legal advice.

What compensation am I entitled to?

The amount of financial assistance differs case by case, but a claim can cover:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Probate expenses
  • Childcare, DIY and housework costs

The deceaseds marital partner and children aged under 18 at the date of death are also entitled to a statutory bereavement award, which is a fixed sum of £12,980, and is in addition to any other claim put forward.

Get in touch

If you have lost a loved one, and need help making a claim for compensation to cope with the loss, contact our lawyers in Huddersfield today for advice and support. You can either call us on 0800 0747 644, or fill in our online contact form and one of our Huddersfield-based team will get back to you shortly.