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Fatal Injury Compensation Claim

Introduction to Fatal Injury Claims
  Claim on behalf of a deceased relative
Thompsons Solicitors and Fatal Injury Claims
  Specialist Personal Injury Lawyers
News Stories we have published about Fatal Injury Claims we have dealt with
  Fatal Injury Compensation Claims dealt with by Thompsons Solicitors
Types of Fatal Injury Compensation Claims we have dealt with
  Examples of Fatal Injury Claims Thompsons have handled
Making a Personal Injury Compensation Claim for a Deceased
  Advice from a Specialist Personal Injury Solicitor

Introduction to Fatal Injury Claims

Claim on behalf of a deceased relative

It is an unfortunate fact that people do die in accidents and leave behind devastated family members and loved ones.  If the fatal accident was someone else's fault, then the family of the deceased may be able to make a fatal injury compensation claim.

Making a claim for compensation will obviously not be the first thing those loved ones think of but in some cases the compensation will be essential for the family to carry on after the death.

For example, if a man is killed in an accident at work, leaving behind his wife who looks after their children, she may have no way of providing for those children in his absence.

Because fatal accident compensation claims are so important for the family left behind, you need a firm of solicitors with experience of dealing with complicated and high value claims as well as a firm which can act with compassion and empathy towards the deceased's family.

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Thompsons Solicitors and Fatal Injury Claims

Specialist Personal Injury Lawyers

At Thompsons Solicitors we have dealt with many fatal injury claims after people have been killed in accidents at work, road accidents or even as the result of clinical negligence.

We have teams of expert solicitors based throughout our offices nationwide who have a  wealth of experience of dealing with very serious injuries and with fatal accident cases.

Thompsons Solicitors will never act for Insurance Companies or Employers.  We only ever act for injured victims of negligence.

We have also campaigned along with the Trade Unions for safer working practices and for appropriate punishments to be given to employers guilty of corporate manslaughter.

Sometimes people are killed as a result of an illness or disease they contract at work or in the environment.  We also specialise in dealing with compensation claims for these types of case.

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News Stories we have published about Fatal Injury Claims we have dealt with

Fatal Injury Compensation Claims dealt with by Thompsons Solicitors

We have published many news stories on our website about fatal injury compensation claims we have dealt with together with details of our Corporate Manslaughter Campaign.  A selection can be found below.  To read all of the news stories we have published, visit our News Desk.

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Types of Fatal Injury Compensation Claims we have dealt with

Examples of Fatal Injury Claims Thompsons have handled

Every bereaved family member we speak to when helping them with their fatal accident claims tells us that the compensation they receive will never make up for the loss of their loved one; however, it will help them achieve some sort of justice for them.

Below are a few examples of fatal injury compensation claims we have dealt with:

Brian Pemberton

Brian was only 42 years old when he was killed at work after being electrocuted.  His widow made a fatal injuries compensation claim on his behalf with the help of the Trade Union he belonged to and Thompsons Solicitors.

Brian had received no electrical training from his employers and was investigating a water seepage coming from an oven when was electrocuted and died.

Brian's widow, Joyce Pemberton said: "All I ever wanted was for Brian's employers to admit it was 100% their fault. They were fined a small sum by the magistrates but neither that trial or the inquest found anyone accountable. In my opinion people who have had their loved ones killed in this way should automatically have their cases heard in the County Court. I wasn't interested in the money but I was determined not to settle this case until we had a confession."

Frederick Moses

Frederick Moses was 62 years old when he died in Hospital after suffering multiple injuries from a fall at work.

He worked in a warehouse and fell approximately 15 feet through a large hole in the floor.  His daughter made the fatal accident compensation claim on his behalf with help from Thompsons Solicitors.

Mr Moses’ daughter, Gail who lives in Ormskirk, Lancashire, said "I've got a great many questions about what happened that day, but I particularly want to know why my father was working where there was such a big opening in the floor. I want to know what his employers had done to prevent anyone falling through it."

Daniel Dennis

Daniel was only 17 years old when he died.  It was his first week of work when he was sent up onto a roof with no training in working at heights, no training in roofing and no safety equipment.  He fell 28 feet through a skylight and died later that day in hospital.

His family made a claim for compensation against his employers with help from their Trade Union and Thompsons Solicitors.  They have also campaigned with Thompsons and the Trade Unions to have a Corporate Manslaughter Bill brought in by the Government.

Daniel’s father, Peter Dennis said: "Sadly nothing can bring back my son, but if this succeeds in preventing another tragic death at work it will be well worthwhile."

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Making a Personal Injury Compensation Claim for a Deceased

Advice from a Specialist Personal Injury Solicitor

As with all personal injury compensation claims, you would need to prove that the fatal accident was caused as a result of the negligence of another party and once you appoint a personal injury compensation solicitor, they will assist you in compiling the evidence and presenting it to the third party insurers.

Every personal injury compensation claim is very different and while some are settled within a matter of months, others can take years. Most cases are settled out of Court; however, some will need to progress this far.

Personal injury compensation awarded to a family on behalf of a deceased relative can include an amount for the pain and suffering of the deceased, repayment of actual losses such as funeral expenses and a bereavement award for the deceased’s spouse or parents.  Cohabitees in a long term unmarried relationship such as common law husbands and wives that have lived together continuously for more than 2 years prior to the date of death are essentially treated the same as married partners and can claim. Equally, partners in a Civil Partnership or any individual that has a financial dependency on the person killed may be able to claim compensation too. This can include grandchildren if they are being cared for on a permanent basis by a grandparent that is killed, dependent or elderly parents or persons with a disability in a similar dependent position.

If you or someone you know thinks they have a valid compensation claim on behalf of a deceased relative, telephone us now for accurate claim advice.

There are strict time limits in place to make any injury claim.  For further information, contact us or visit our Questions Answered page.

Thompsons Solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Telephone us now on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

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