If someone close to you has died as a result of an accident or illness caused by someone else’s negligence or a criminal act, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
As well as the emotional devastation such a tragedy can cause, there may also be financial hardship, especially if little or no provision was made through life insurance policies.
You will also have to plan the funeral which is an expensive ceremony especially as costs are now at an all time high.
You can save your family with this financial burden by planning your funeral in advance. This will cover all costs and it also means that your family don’t have to plan an event at such a difficult time. For more information about funeral plans, visit this website.
Fatal accident compensation claims have two aspects: The first part takes into account the pain and suffering of the deceased person between the time of injury and the time of death, and any financial losses incurred during this period, including funeral expenses.
The second part allows the dependents of the deceased person to claim for loss of financial support. ‘Dependents’ include spouses and same sex partners who have been living together for at least two years, children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents.