In times of grief, compensation claims may not be your primary
concern. However, the demise of a loved one, who used to be the
primary source of income for your household may require you to act
quicker than you would like. Moreover, the death of a close
relative may result into you having to bear unexpected expenses,
such as, first of all, the cost of the funeral.
Which fatal injuries classify for compensation?
Should a close relative of yours met demise due to a criminal
act of intent or an accident, such as, a road traffic, train, plane
accident or an industrial injury, you may be eligible for
Generally speaking, only close relatives of the deceased may be
eligible compensation. However, specific rules for eligibility
Here is a list of fatal injuries that you can claim for:
Road traffic, train, plane accidents;
Accidents at the place of work;
Sports related injuries; and
Criminal acts of intent;
What type of compensation can I claim for?
Who is eligible to claim for compensation?
In case of a non fatal accident, the person who has suffered the
injury is eligible to claim for compensation. Strict rules on who
can claim apply and, generally, only close family members are
eligible to claim. The exact categories are as follows:
Husband, wife or civil partner
Parents or ascendants
Child or descendent
Brother, sister, aunt or uncle.
Why choose Giambrone?
Fatal injury claims may be very complex matters that require the
right expertise and knowledge. Not resorting to an experienced
lawyer or legal representative could ultimately result into the
loss of the compensation you are entitled to.
Giambrone's personal injury specialists have an in-depth
knowledge and skills, gained over many years, to meet the demands
of an explosive growth in fatal personal injury claims and constant
reforms in legislation.
Our personal injury experts are deeply committed to their
profession and clients, and use their experience and expertise to
recover the maximum
The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
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In the United Kingdom, when victims of life-changing personal injuries accept lump sum compensation payments, the actual amount they are awarded by English Courts is adjusted according to the interest that they can expect to earn by investing the award.
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