Fatal Accident claims
Fatal Accident Claim
Has your loved one been involved in a fatal accident that wasn’t their fault?
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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Making a fatal accident claim
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:
Fatal Accident Claim
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.
Try our compensation calculator to find out how much your claim could be worth
Our qualified team are equipped with everything that it takes to handle your claim journey, from beginning to end.
After 18 years, we are well placed to make sure that you’re in receipt of a comprehensive litigation package, designed to protect both you and your family.
Times change, and with it so does the nuances of the legal sector. We grant you access to solicitors who will ultimately guide you towards the most advantageous outcome to your case.
Frequently asked Questions
How much compensation can I get?
Try our compensation calculator to find out how much compensation you might be owed.
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.
*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor.