Fatal injury claims

When a loved one dies unexpectedly in a fatal accident, it can turn your life upside down. We can help you claim compensation to help deal with any financial pressures caused by the accident.

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What is Fatal injuries?

Fatal injuries can be an immediate result of an accident or can happen because of another injury or illness sustained some time ago, no matter the reason, we can help you gain compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, a relative can claim for a loved one under the following categories:


A dependency claim helps family members who were dependent on the victim’s income, the amount awarded will be dependent on their income. A dependent can include:

  • A parent.
  • Child/ stepchild/ adopted child.
  • (ex)Husband/ (ex)wife/ civil partner.
  • Partner co-habiting for 2 or more years before their death.
  • Other family members- Brother/sister/uncle/aunt/niece/nephew.

Bereavement awards are personal injury claims made to family members when an ‘unlawful death’ has occurred following an accident or illness at work due to the negligence of another.  The bereavement award can be paid in addition to the dependence claim.

Financial support will be taken into account when making a fatal injury claim. Compensation can be obtained for any finances the dependent would have received if the family member had not died.

Funeral costs can be a huge financial burden on a family following an unexpected death. You can gain compensation for these additional costs and any other financial losses associated with the estate.

It can be an emotional and stressful time following the death of a loved one. DIYPI can help you by managing your full claim from start to finish, and ensuring you’re equipped with the best possible solicitor to fight your corner and gain you the compensation you deserve.

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How much compensation can I get?

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How can DIYPI help?

We can help you get a fair and honest trial; we will fight for justice and ensure you gain the maximum compensation for your injury. We will manage your case from start to finish and ensure you obtain the best solicitor for your case.

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