FATAL ACCIDENT COMPENSATION – HOW DO I CLAIM COMPENSATION FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE?
The death of a loved one has a devastating impact on family members and dealing with grief is the immediate priority as everyone tries to come to terms with what happened.
At some point afterwards the family may wish to consider their legal options as the financial implications become apparent.
Aamer Anwar in Association with Bonnar Accident Law are here to help your family by explaining your rights and guiding you through the possible options should you wish to make a claim for compensation.
Our solicitors have many years’ experience in helping families cope with the aftermath of a fatal accident and we spend as much time with you as required to make sure you fully understand the process. We treat you and your family with consideration and compassion and we are with you every step of the way.
Please call us on 0800 802 1224 and we will arrange to meet you at your home or you can come to our office if you prefer. You can also complete our Online Enquiry Form and we will call you back asap.
FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRIES
A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) may be held following a death in the workplace or in certain cases which arouse suspicion. They are usually held in the sheriff court, but may be held in other premises if appropriate, such as a public hall, if a large number of people are expected to attend. FAIs are designed to establish the cause of death and what lessons can be learned.
Members of the family are entitled to legal representation at the inquiry.
LOSS OF SOCIETY
If a member of your family has died, immediate relatives may be eligible to make a ‘loss of society’ claim.
This type of claim is based on the loss of the relative’s current and future company and guidance.
The Damages (Scotland) Act 2011 defines ‘immediate family’ and lists those with an entitlement to claim. Our solicitors are on hand to advise you.
Damages for fatal accidents are determined by the courts in Scotland on a case by case basis.
FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
The police ae required to investigate every fatal road traffic accident in Scotland. Our solicitors will review the police report and instruct our own independent road traffic expert report to support your claim.
FATAL ACCIDENTS AT WORK
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigates fatal accidents at work. Our solicitors will obtain the HSE report and commission a specialist accident investigator to examine the location where the accident happened and the state of any plant and machinery involved.
GET FREE ADVICE
We understand that the loss of a loved one is a devastating experience, especially when it is unexpected, and we are committed to treating you with compassion when you reach out to us.
Call us for free advice on 0800 802 1224 or fill in the enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.<.p>