Worryingly, some accidents can costs lives. For a family dealing with grief, that may never really end, the thought of legal processes are at the back of the mind. In cases where a loved one has died by the negligence of a third party or a medical professional, or even a public body, taking legal action remains a possibility. Nobody wants to see the same mistakes happen again, and certainly not with the same devastating consequences.
Making a compensation claim can relieve any financial pressures that have been put on you, but you can also experience closure of the situation that has led to such distressing events. Losses for dependency is often the largest part of the damages awarded. It is given to any person who was dependent on the victim’s income. Most commonly a partner or children, and the size of the damages vary depending on the size of the income lost. Benefits are also considered in the awarded value and can comprise of company car, pension loss and healthcare benefits.
Compensation for pain and suffering can be garnered from death from disease and harmful substances, and covers the suffering and pain caused during the lifetime that the victim had to live with the disease. This award is distributed in line with the victim’s will in a similar manner of the dependency award. Actual losses come in the form of costs incurred for caring for the victim. This can cover a host of expenses to help the injured person live as comfortable life as they can prior to their death. Medical aids, housing alterations, funeral costs, cost of nursing care and travel costs are all included. Administrative costs for probate and estate management fees will be covered and you can claim back the cost of the loss of services that the victim may have once provided, such as DIY and decorating.
These pay-outs are not designed to compensate you for your loss, but to provide you with a life that can get back to relative normality, without having to suffer financially for the accident. You can help to ensure that no accidents like this happen again, and show that it is not excusable to have an unsafe environment.
Medical Accident Group has a lot of experience in fatal accident and inquest claims. Our expert solicitors have dealt with some of the most high profile cases in the UK and have been able, through their diligence in their handling of the case, to ensure that practices are changed forever. Whether that is in the private sector, public sector, or the NHS.
The results of these accidents are enormous for those affected, and at the Medical Accident Group we have compassionate lawyers who understand your situation and will work tirelessly to pursue your claim. We also have a team of specialist healthcare professionals who will work on your case and can help you understand the complexities of your claim. Please call our team for free on 0800 050 1668