Fatal Accidents & Injuries
At Hodge Jones & Allen we understand that the time following a loved one’s fatal accident or injury can be a hugely distressing time for your family. That’s why we look to make the process of claiming compensation easier, taking away some of the stress of dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one.
If someone close to you has been involved in a fatal accident, whether it be on the roads, at work or as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
While the thought of making a legal claim may be at the back of your mind while grieving, it is important that you take action as soon as possible. Our expert personal injury lawyers are here to help, providing you with all the help and support you need along the way. We have over 40 years of experience in the field, so you can rely on Hodge Jones & Allen to provide a caring, professional service.
What can I claim for?
We know the death of a loved one can leave families struggling to cope, both financially and physically. A fatal injury compensation claim can help people make vital adjustments to life, both in the short and long-term.
There are three main groups of people who are entitled to claim fatal injury compensation following the death of an individual. These are:
- Dependents of the deceased
- Close relatives of the deceased
- The deceased’s estate
If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one, and you wish to explore a claim for compensation, you can contact our team. Our experienced personal injury solicitors will always treat your case with the utmost care and understanding.
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What can I be compensated for?
If someone else was at fault in an accident leading to death, we can help you claim compensation to ensure that you and your family don’t suffer any unnecessary financial hardship.
According to The Fatal Accidents Act 1976, fatal accident compensation can be awarded on behalf of any “dependents” of the person who died. Although each case is different because of the individual circumstances.
If the loss of a main family earner has occurred, you may be able to claim for all or some of the following:
- Childcare costs
- Counselling services
- Funeral costs
- Household expenses
- Medical expenses
- Probate costs
- Loss of benefits or pension rights
- Loss of income to family dependents
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
- Compensation for services the deceased performed such as childcare, DIY etc
How much can I claim?
Every case is unique, so the amount you can claim will change from case to case. As a guide, compensation is awarded based on a number of factors, including:
- Actual losses – Compensation designed to cover costs incurred whilst caring for the injured person prior to their death, as well as expenses such as funeral costs. If the fatality was delayed, the compensation received may also cover actual loss of earnings and anything related to care, such as medical fees.
- Bereavement damages – Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, the spouse of a deceased person or parents of a deceased child are eligible for a lump-sum payment of £12,980 following a fatal accident.
- Dependency claim – The remainder of any compensation that may be awarded will be paid to any dependents who relied upon the income of the deceased person.
Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors?
If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one and you wish to explore a claim for compensation, we are here to support you throughout the process.
We are here to do what’s right for you and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve. We have years of experience and are committed to fighting your corner. Our expert lawyers have the necessary skills and experience to help you get the justice you deserve and secure compensation to help you move on with your life following a tragic accident.
We have in-depth experience in handling fatal injury claims and have helped many families make claims following the death of a loved one. Our caring, sensitive solicitors will be able to provide you with the sympathetic and professional legal assistance that you’ll need during this difficult time.
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Our client was riding a motorbike which hit another motorbike which was lying down in the road after a previous accident. He was subsequently hit by a car killing him.