Injuries resulting in death compensation claims
Fatal accident compensation claims may include an element for pain, suffering and loss of amenity for the time between the injury or illness and eventual death.
The level of compensation varies depending upon the underlying condition; and is adjusted to take into account the individual’s awareness, loss of amenity, mental anguish, intensity of pain and the period of suffering.
Mental anguish compensation awards generally fall within two categories.
- Fear experienced by the individual who has passed away in respect of impending death and/or the reduction in their life expectancy.
- Compensation for the parent of a young child who has suffered mental anguish due to the condition of their child.
If you wish to discuss an accident or illness that resulted in the death of a friend or loved one or wish to discuss a dependency claim please speak to our specialist Personal Injury (PI), Industrial Disease or Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.