A fatal injury claim* can be taken by the next of kin of a deceased if the death is caused by the wrongful act of another.
Although no monetary sum can fill the void left when you lose a loved one, the compensation that your family could receive can help with future costs for you and your family.
At HOMS Assist, we have more than 50 years of dealing with fatal injury claims. We can assist you with the process of seeking compensation for your loss where it has arisen due to another parties negligence.
How does a claim arise?
Examples of situations in which a fatal injury action could arise include:
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic accidents
- Medical negligence
- Airline actions
- Assault, and
- Public liability
What is the process of bringing a claim?
In order to proceed with a case, the claim must be submitted to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board. Once the claim is submitted, the defendant is given an opportunity to consent to the injuries board assessing the claim or consent to the injuries board issuing an authorisation to permit the next of kin to issue proceedings.
Who are the next of kin?
Next of kin can be defined as including the deceased’s own family, spouse, partner, and children. In some cases, the next of kin definition extends to civil partner, grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, and stepchildren.
What can you claim for?
A fatal injury claim includes several headings, and we can advise you on these. In general, they are as follows:
- Solatium fee: This is the figure to be shared among the next of kin.
- Financial loss/loss of earnings into future: This will be claimed for any dependent who was financially dependent on the deceased at the time of death. We engage with you and our own panel of accountants to prepare a report setting out the financial loss that will be incurred into the future following the death of the deceased.
- Childcare: This applies if the deceased was looking after the children on a full-time basis
- Loss of services: This is relevant if the deceased contributed to repairs in the home or other services.
The legal representative of the deceased has two years from the date of death to submit the claim to the injuries board. Please contact our team to discuss your personal circumstances confidentially.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
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