Grief is highly distressing, draining your energies and causing you to find practical tasks more difficult to face than usual. When a loved one passes away in an accident, or afterwards as a result of the injuries they sustained, then often the last thing on your mind will be claiming compensation.
However, claiming could help you to recover some of your costs associated with their injuries and death.
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Accidents which were caused by the negligence of the deceased person are not typically eligible for compensation claims, unfortunately.
Our team of claim specialists are on hand throughout the working week to answer any questions or help you understand the claims process.
A successful claim should help to repay expenses such as funeral or cremation costs, taking time off work, additional childcare, and any other costs associated with the unexpected death of your family member or partner.
Medical costs and expenses relating to their treatment in hospital, such as family members travelling to visit them, can be included as part of the claim.
Loss of future earnings can also be calculated and added to the claim, as can the loss of other kinds of financial support the deceased would have provided to family members before their death.
Conditions such as anxiety, depression and PTSD can be caused by the impact of the accident on the family of the deceased. You are eligible to claim compensation for any psychological trauma caused by hearing of the sudden death of a loved one, or perhaps even witnessing the accident (such as when family members are travelling in the same vehicle).
There is a strict three-year limit from the date of the accident to complete a successful claim. This means you should begin the claim as soon as you feel able to do so, as they often take several months, or longer, to complete.
You should make sure you have all the relevant documents to start your claim, such as the police incident number, insurance and registration details of the negligent driver, and all receipts, bills and invoices for expenses associated with the accident.
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